Cousin arrested in death of six-year-old

By KBJR News 1

Cousin arrested in death of six-year-old

March 14, 2014 Updated Mar 15, 2014 at 9:53 AM CDT

Bemidji, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The Bemidji Police Dept. says they have arrested the cousin of the six-year-old girl who died from exposure to the cold in February.

22-year-old Rachel Downer is facing charges of second degree manslaughter and felony neglect of a child in the death of six-year-old Mercedes Mayfield.

Police say Mercedes froze to death just outside her apartment home.

The medical examiner says she died of hypothermia due to exposure.

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