Wenatchee Mother Arrested in Toddler Son’s Death

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WENATCHEE, WA.- A Wenatchee woman faces Manslaughter charges in the death of her two-year-old son. Douglas County Sheriff Kevin Morris says 34-year-old Elaine A Hurd was arrested Wednesday following an extensive investigation into Hurd’s son’s death.

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The Sheriff shared in a prepared statement the investigation revealed Hurd failed to obtain necessary medical treatment for her son for a broken arm and blunt force trauma to his head, which resulted in the boy’s death.

The boy was treated for a head injury after having a seizure at Hurd’s former boyfriends house in June of last year in the East Wenatchee area. He died at Harborview Hospital in August. The mother’s boyfriend was a suspect at first but was later released. Hurd was booked into Chelan County Regional Jail without incident.