Apple Valley, CA– On Sunday, January 6, 2013, at approximately 4:16 p.m., deputies from the Apple Valley Station responded to the 20000 block of Cayuga Road for a child suffering from a seizure after ingesting chili powder. The 2 years old girl was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Detail was requested and responded to conduct the investigation. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.
In the early morning hours of Monday, January 07, 2013, Amanda Sorensen 21, of Apple Valley, was arrested for PC 273ab, Child Abuse resulting in death and booked into the West Valley Detention Center. Sorensen is being held on $500,000.00 bail and is scheduled for court on January 9, 2013.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Rob Trostle or Sergeant Rick Bessinger at (909)387-3589. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.Wetip.com