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Mother in custody on endangerment

A search for the mother of a toddler found wandering the Gardnerville Ranchos on Thursday resulted in the woman’s arrest after she denied the child was her’s. Katherine Mary Hetzel, 20, appeared in East Fork Justice Court on Friday morning on charges of child endangerment and obstruction. According to court documents, Hetzel was asked by a neighbor and later by a deputy if the 2-year-old child, who was found in a diaper on Wagon Wheel, was her’s. It wasn’t until Hetzel’s fiancé contacted deputies going door-to-door looking for the mother, that they obtained a description and her name. The toddler …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 14, 2013 04:58PM Published Sep 14, 2013 04:58PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.