A 24 year old man was arrested following the death of an 11 month child in Tower on Wednesday morning. According to details released by the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office, the Hibbing man is in custody in Virginia and expected to be charged with second degree manslaughter, child neglect, auto theft, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of narcotic paraphernalia.
The body of 11 month old Bentley Joe Lewis Koski was found after firefighters extinguished a home fire at 813 3rd Street North in Tower. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The suspect’s name will be released after he is charged.