RP woman cops to role in infantís death in Montana
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By Dave Williams  April 25, 2014 12:00 am

A Rohnert Park woman turned herself into Sonoma County Sheriff's Dept. on Friday, April 18, for her role in the 2012 death of her infant daughter.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Investigation Unit arrested Amanda Rose Steffan Gilbert, 23, for suspicion of homicide in the death of her 3-month-old, which occurred in Billings, Mont.

Gilbert arrived at the Sheriff's Dept. at approximately 10:50 a.m., according to a Sheriff's Office report, and said she wanted to turn herself in for role in her daughter's death. The Billings Police Dept. was contacted and a holding order for Gilbert was quickly authorized.

According to the Billings Police Dept., officers were called to Gilbert's home in June of 2012 to investigate a death that was reported. An ambulance was taking the child to the hospital as the police arrived. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. The child's injuries revealed some form of physical abuse but the cause of death was inconclusive, according to an autopsy report.

When Billings detectives submitted their findings to the Yellowstone County Attorney, it was believed the facts supported criminal charges for assault on a minor. The mother and father, 28-year-old Jeffrey Fox, were both considered suspects. The Billings Police have heard nothing in return from the county attorney since filing its report

Gilbert was booked into Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility, where she was booked on a Yellowstone County, Montana holding order for suspicion of homicide. Gilbert has a no bail warrant because of a pending out-of-state arrest warrant.

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