Lange charged with manslaughter

STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. - The woman whose four-month-old son was found dead on Saturday in rural Stutsman County has been charged with manslaughter and child neglect, according to court records.

Twenty-five-year old Justice Lange had been missing for four days and told authorities she couldn't remember the last time she had her son.

She will have an initial appearance tomorrow morning at 10:30 in Stutsman County, online records say.

Last Friday, Lange was found wandering on a road east of Woodworth by a farmer. She was taken to a hospital in Fargo, while authorities launched a search for the baby.

His body was found on Saturday afternoon after a two-day search on the edge of a slough in some reeds.

Authorities were unsure how long he had been there.

Lange is being held in Stutsman County on manslaughter and child neglect charges.

The Stutsman County Clerk of Court confirms there was oral probable cause for the charges.