WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP/WSPA) — A Woodruff, South Carolina woman has been charged with manslaughter in the August death of her daughter.
Heather Wessel was arrested and charged with manslaughter Friday in the Aug. 7 death of 22-year-old Ayla Franklin.
WSPA News reported Wessel’s daughter was found facedown and unresponsive in a front yard. Woodruff police say authorities later began investigating the death as a homicide.
They haven’t yet said why they conclude that the 45-year-old Wessel caused Franklin’s death. Wessel remains jailed in Spartanburg awaiting a bail hearing.