Two charged in Elkhart County death of 10-year-old with meth in her system

(mugshots supplied / Elkhart County Jail)

Elkhart County is charging two people in connection to the death of a 10-year-old.

The girl had high levels of methamphetamine in her system when she died June 9, 2018.

Charges against 30-year-old Erica Reschke and 34-year-old Brandon Hobbs of Cassopolis were announced Thursday.

WNDU reports Reschke and Hobbs brought the girl and her sibling to a home in Elkhart County. Investigators say both children required caregiver supervision due to special needs.

Authorities say the meth found in the 10-year-old’s system was brought to the home by Reschke before the child ingested it.

Reschke has been charged with two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a level 1 felony, and one count of neglect of a dependent, a level 6 felony. She faces a maximum penalty of 42.5 years at the Indiana Department of Correction.

Hobbs has been charged in two counts with neglect of a dependent, a level 6 felony. He faces a maximum penalty of 2.5 years at the Elkhart County Correctional Complex.

Both suspects have a trial date scheduled for May 6.