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Mother of 16-month-old facing charges in his death

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SAUK CITY (WKOW) -- Sauk Prairie Police say Brandie Nelson, 20, of Mauston has been arrested in the death of her 16-month-old son.

Authorities say Nelson is being held at Sauk County Jail on preliminary charges of Child Neglect Resulting in Death.

Police say Tanner Nelson was found unresponsive at the Sauk County VFW Park campground last month. The Sauk County coroner says the 16-month-old boy was sleeping inside a converted trailer. Preliminary results show he died of heat exposure.

Authorities say the arrest comes after a joint investigation by the Sauk County Sheriff's Department and Sauk Prairie Police Department.

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