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Sheriff: Mother, father arrested after death of 3-year-old boy in Lomira

Dodge County Sheriff's Office

LOMIRA — The mother and father of a 3-year-old boy found dead at a home on Railroad Avenue near Main Street in Lomira on March 6 were arrested, the Dodge County sheriff and Lomira police announced Thursday, March 12.

The accused were identified by the sheriff/police as Jamie Hildebrandt, 32, of Lomira and Frank Pleester, Jr. 33, of Lomira. Hildebrandt was arrested and booked on a charge of child neglect, causing death. Pleester was arrested on a probation hold. Sheriff’s officials noted as of Thursday, he was not charged in the child’s death.

Two other children were removed from the home Dodge County Human Services for their protection.

Sheriff’s officials said the 3-year-old’s autopsy revealed that the death was not of natural causes. The child’s name was not released.

Officials with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office noted an ongoing investigation.

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