An investigation by the Redwood Falls Police Department in conjunction with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension led to the arrest of Sandra Ann HighBear, 18, of Redwood Falls who has been charged with the death of her 22-month-old, Conroy Joseph HighBear.
An autopsy performed by the Ramsey County medical examiner revealed the cause of death was due to stomach rupture which was caused by blunt force trauma to the abdomen.
The report from the medical examiner also revealed other injuries to the head and other lacerations and bruises to the body.
Sandra HighBear was arrested this past Wednesday. She has been charged with second de-gree murder, and during her first appearance Thursday afternoon had her bail set at $2 million without conditions and $1.5 million with conditions.