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Woman held after 2-year-old girl dies from ingesting chili powder

January 7, 2013 |  9:24 pm

>A 21-year-old San Bernardino County woman was arrested on suspicion of child abuse after a 2-year-old girl died from ingesting chili powder, authorities said Monday.

Amanda Sorenson was taken into custody Monday morning after the girl suffered a seizure Sunday that was apparently caused by the chili powder, authorities said. The girl was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Sorenson, an Apple Valley resident, was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail at the West Valley Detention Center, the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said.

Authorities did not say how Sorenson was connected to the child. Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Rob Trostle or Sgt. Rick Bessinger at (909) 387-3589.

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