This case is short on details, but as the investigation continues the Minnehaha County Sheriff wants to allay any public concerns.

Late Wednesday afternoon the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office announced an investigation into the death of a child in Dell Rapids at a residence near 3rd and Iowa. Sheriff Mike Milstead said in a press release that the death is suspicious.

At first the report was for a cardiac arrest about 12:35 PM. For now the investigation leans toward the public not being in danger with more findings to be released at the regular Sioux Falls Police briefing on Thursday.

This event comes less than a month after the Sheriff’s Office investigated a shooting in Dell Rapids. Alex Wittenberg is accused of shooting Jonathan Puttmann on a Dell Rapids street on November 15.

See Also: