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    Laci Kirk, also known as Laci Brand, was indicted on reckless endangerment charges in the 2015 death of her 4-month-old son, Charles Brand III.

    (Published Thursday, June 29, 2017)

    A Massachusetts woman indicted nearly two years after her baby boy died while they were staying at a homeless shelter has been located.

    Authorities say Laci Kirk, also known as Laci Brand, was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday for wanton or reckless endangerment of a child, but her whereabouts were unknown.

    She has since been found and faces arraignment Thursday. Prosecutors did not immediately say how she was tracked down.

    Her 4-month-old son, Charles Brand III, died Sept. 26, 2015 at a Lynn shelter.

    Prosecutors say Kirk spent that day drinking with a friend while the infant was left largely unattended for a long period of time in a cluttered crib.

    An autopsy determined he died of natural causes.

    It could not be determined if Kirk has a lawyer.

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