Tulalip Tribes arrest mother in connection with toddler's death

A member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington was arrested in connection with the death of her daughter.

The woman and her two daughters were living in her car in a wooded area of the reservation, The Everett Herald reported. She called 911 when the youngest girl stopped breathing.

The girl, who was believed to be between 16 and 18 months old, later died at a hospital. The older girl, who is two and one-half years old, remains hospitalized in stable condition.

The woman's children were not yet enrolled, Chairman Mel Sheldon said. "There is shock in our community, just like in any community when you lose a little one like this, and a lot of thoughts and prayers are going the family's way right now," he told the Herald.

The tribe and federal authorities are investigating.

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Tulalip police arrest mother after toddler's death (The Everett Herald 10/10)
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