SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Friday evening, Roseville police detectives arrested Denise Marie McGrath Wilder, 37, on suspicion of child abuse, neglect and endangerment in regard to the death of her two-year-old daughter, McKinley Wilder.
Denise is also being charged with child abuse for the endangerment of her five-year-old daughter.
On April 4, Roseville police and fire personnel reported to a home in the 300 block of Diamond Oaks Road with a child not breathing. The home belongs to Denise’s parents, who were out of town.
Police say Denise was intoxicated when authorities responded.
The Placer County Coroner’s Office conducted an autopsy and tests determined that McKinley died due to acute alcohol toxicity and acute malnutrition.
The Placer County District Attorney will file charges of felony child abuse against Denise on Monday.