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Strathroy, Ont. woman charged in 2015 death of toddler

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MIDDLESEX CENTRE, ONT. — A 42-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of Nathaniel McLellan.

The 15-month-old from North Middlesex died in a London, Ont. hospital on Oct. 31, 2015.

OPP Det.-Insp. Pete Liptrott said in a video posted to Twitter, “Members of the Strathroy-Caradoc Police Service and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), under the direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, arrested a Strathroy resident following a joint investigation into the death of a 15-month-old child.”

Meggin Van Hoof, 42, of Strathroy was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with manslaughter in the child’s death.

Strathroy-Caradoc police chief Mark Campbell added, “Major cases such as child death investigations can have a major impact on all communities, especially small towns such as Strathroy-Caradoc…I encourage everyone to be a source of support during a challenging time.”

Van Hoof was being held pending a court appearance in London Wednesday.

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