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.