Michigan residents facing charges related to child's death
ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- Two residents of Cassopolis, Michigan, are facing charges related to the death of 11-year-old Chloe Hobbs, according to our reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth.
Elkhart Police were called to a home on Wood Street at 8 a.m. on June 8. When they arrived, the child's father was administering CPR on Chloe.
The preliminary cause of death was natural causes, according to the Elkhart County Coroner.
Charges were filed against 30-year-old Erica Reschke and 34-year-old Brandon Hobbs on February 4 by the Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office.
Reschke has been charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, and one count of neglecting a dependent resulting in endangerment.
Hobbs has been charged with two counts of neglect resulting in endangerment.
Reschke is accused of knowingly placing a child under the age of 14 in a situation that endangered the child's life or health, which resulted in the child's death. She is also accused of depriving the child of medical care, which contributed to the girl’s death, and of placing another dependent child in a situation that endangered her life or health, according to court documents.
Hobbs is accused of knowingly placing two dependents in a situation that endangered their life or health.
The Elkhart County Prosecutor’s Office requested the court seal documents that would provide additional details in the case to preserve the integrity of the investigation and the safety of those involved.
The prosecutor's office's request to seal the records was approved.