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Mom of Grimes Toddler Who Died Passes Away in Hospital

GRIMES, Iowa -- Officials say the mother of a two-year-old Grimes child who was found dead last week, has now passed away.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Stephanie Erickson died Thursday.

She was found unresponsive in the Grimes home she shared with her two-year-old son Mason Wyckoff on July 22nd. Erickson was transferred to a Des Moines hospital for treatment.

Wyckoff was pronounced dead at the scene in the 300 block of NW Valleyview Drive.

Dillon Wyckoff, Mason's father, spoke to Channel 13 last week about his fears for his son. He claimed Erickson had made threats, "That I would never see Mason, and if I ever left her, bad things would happen," said Dillon. "I was ungodly afraid and everywhere I reached out from the law offices, everywhere that I had called, had them do the courtesy checks to DHS, everywhere said they can`t do anything until something happened. I was scared to death that this was going to be the thing that happened."

Officials have not commented on how the child may have died but an autopsy has been performed. The results won’t be made available until toxicology tests are complete.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Polk County Sheriff’s Office in the case.