Former Day Care Provider Charged in Death of 3 year-old

A northwest Iowa day care provider has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 3-year-old girl she was watching in October. Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister says 33-year-old Rochelle Sapp was arrested Thursday after test results confirmed that the girl, Autumn Elgersma, died of blunt force trauma. Sapp was initially charged with willful injury and child endangerment, but McAllister dropped those charges on October 31st when Autumn died. Sapp is being held on $250,000 bond.


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Locations : IowaNorthwest Iowa
People : Autumn ElgersmaColeman McAllisterRochelle Sapp