Indianola Woman Charged in Baby’s Death

Tori Bittner (WHO-HD)

Tori Bittner (WHO-HD)

INDIANOLA, Iowa — An Indianola woman is now charged in connection with the death of a seven-month-old baby.

Police say the baby was taken to a hospital by helicopter last month, after experiencing respiratory issues. The child died on October 31st.

Nineteen-year-old Tori Bittner was arrested Wednesday, following an autopsy and an investigation. She’s now charged with child endangerment resulting in death.

Officials have not said what relationship Bittner had with the child.

She is being held in the Warren County Jail on a $500,000 bond.