Women accused of not providing enough nutrition to boy
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — Two southeast Iowa women have been accused of not providing enough nutrition to the son of one of them, contributing to his death.
Des Moines County District Court records say 36-year-old Amber McIntosh and 41-year-old Bobbie Crear, of West Des Moines, are charged with child endangerment resulting in injury. They’ve denied any wrongdoing. Court records don’t show their attorneys’ names.
The women are accused of not providing enough nutrition to 12-year-old Rylan McIntosh, who died last September. Authorities say the boy’s medical conditions required that he be fed a nutrition drink through a tube to his stomach. An autopsy report lists the cause of his death as undetermined.
A court document says state investigators suspected the women didn’t adequately feed the boy because the pair had been using drugs. The document says the woman tested positive for methamphetamine after a school official reported concerns about the boy’s weight loss over the summer of 2017.