Sheriff: Toddler's autopsy inconclusive, mother charged

Tillman was held without bond

The preliminary autopsy wasn't able to determine the cause of death for a 6-month-old child who died on Christmas Eve, WSOC reports.

Authorities charged the mother, 30-year-old Stephanie Amber Tillman of Dallas, N.C. with involuntary manslaughter class F felony.

Jerry Allen, Tillman's husband and the infant's father, called 911 saying that he came home to find his 6-month-old son unresponsive, naked and alone on the living room sofa.

Read more about the incident.

Tillman is also charged with three misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency and neglect by parents and three misdemeanor counts of child abuse.

She was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate Tuesday afternoon. She remains in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

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