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Mississippi woman charged in the death of her 1-year-old daughter



Quantella Vonsha Towns
Quantella Vonsha Towns:Hernado Police Department

Press Release:
At approximately 1620 hours on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, the Hernando Police Department received information that a deceased 22-month-old child had been brought into the Baptist DeSoto Hospital in Southaven, Mississippi by her mother.

Officers as well as Investigators responded to Baptist DeSoto and met with the hospital staff, DeSoto County Coroner Josh Pounders as well as the parents of the child.

During the course of the evening, Investigators identified multiple inconsistencies pertaining to details related to the death of her child during initial conversations and interviews. An arrest warrant for the mother on the charge of “Child Deprivation of Necessities with Substantial Harm” was prepared and during the early morning hours of Thursday, June 15, 2023, Quantella Vonsha Towns, 22 yrs of age, was arrested at her residence in Como, MS by the Panola County Sheriff’s Dept. and transported to the Hernando Police Dept for questioning and processing.

Towns was later released to the DeSoto County Jail where she is being held on a $100,000.00

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