Justice Lange case now classified as 're-opened'

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STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. (Valley News Live) - The case of a Jamestown woman serving 12 years for the death of her infant son has now been re-opened.

Twenty-five-year-old Justice Lange was sentenced in March, after pleading guilty to negligent homicide and child neglect.

Lange and her 4-month-old son, Tyr, went missing for six days last June into July. Her baby was ultimately found in a slough in rural Stutsman County, with an autopsy showing he died of starvation.

Court documents filed Wednesday show a hand written letter from Lange herself, asking for her personal items to be given to her grandparents.

"I am writing in regards to the evidence mainly; my son's blue star blanket, my $110, and my ring," Lange writes.

She later asked in the letter if and why her belongings are still being held as evidence in her case.

Lange's attorney's filed documents similar to Lange's request earlier this week. Along with the items Lange named in her letter, court documents say there is a necklace, baby and adult clothes, baby supplies, a car seat, a purse, a backpack, and a wallet in law enforcement's possession from when they arrested Lange.

We reached out to Lange's attorneys as to what the case being 're-opened' means for Lange, but have not yet heard back.