Charges filed against Plymouth, IA woman in child endangerment investigation

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(ABC 6 News) – The Mason City Police Department (MCPD) announced on Friday that charges have been filed against a Plymouth, Iowa woman after the result of a child endangerment investigation.

Allyssa Marie Luke, 29, has been charged with two counts of child endangerment – one charge resulting in death, and the other resulting in serious injury.

On Feb. 28, 2021, the MCPD was called to 144 6th St. SW in Mason City, on a report of an unresponsive child that was not breathing. The Mason City Fire Department on scene transported the infant to MercyOne Hospital where it was pronounced dead upon arrival.

MCPD says an investigation began into the welfare of that child, another infant in the residence, and other children that lived there.

The child endangerment charges are based on Luke’s role as the custodial parent of these two children and her willful deprivation of proper nutrition. Luke remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail at this time, pending further court proceedings.

MCPD was assisted in the investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa State Office of the Medical Examiner.