Man arrested in death of baby

Published 10:11 pm Thursday, August 3, 2017

TOWER — Sheriff’s officials said a 24-year-old man has been arrested in the death of a baby whose body was found after a house fire was extinguished in St. Louis County.

Authorities on Thursday identified the 11-month-old child as Bentley Joe Lewis Koski. Firefighters found the baby’s body in the burned out home in Tower Wednesday.

The man is being held on possible charges of second-degree manslaughter, child neglect and other counts.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials don’t believe it was intentionally set.