ARRESTED: 33-year-old Rochelle Sapp is charged with first-degree - KTIV News 4 Sioux City IA: News, Weather and Sports

ARRESTED: 33-year-old Rochelle Sapp is charged with first-degree murder

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Sioux County Attorney, Coleman McAllister said three-year-old Autumn Elgersma died as a result of blunt force head trauma and her death has been ruled as a homicide.

He said 33-year-old daycare provider, Rochelle Sapp was arrested at her home Thursday morning and charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death.

Sapp is in the Sioux County jail and bond is set at $250,000.

Her first court appearance will be in next 24 hours.

KTIV's Kayah Gausman will have a full report on News 4 at 5 and 6. 

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Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister is holding a multi-agency news conference at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Sioux County Courthouse in Orange City, Iowa.

The news conference will be in reference to the death of three-year-old Autumn Elgersma of Orange City.

Autumn died on October 31 after police say she suffered head injuries at the hands of her daycare provider, 33-year-old Rochelle Sapp.

KTIV's Kayah Gausman will be there and will have updates on Twitter @KG_KTIV.

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