BISMARCK, ND – A federal grand jury has indicted a 26-year-old northwestern North Dakota woman on several charges, including involuntary manslaughter, manslaughter in Indian country, child neglect and child abuse.
The indictment says Paige Howling-Wolf had custody of five children in Parshall on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Last June, law enforcement and medical personnel responded to a call of an unresponsive infant. A nine-month-old was found dead. The child died from chronic starvation.
The remaining children were removed from the home. Medical examinations revealed that three of them had been exposed to methamphetamine.