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Parents charged in daughter's death out of jail on bond


Burnett County (WQOW) - The parents of a little girl who died in their care are out of jail Monday.

Jenna Danish and Thomas Williams were released Monday on a signature bond. Both were ordered to maintain absolute sobriety. They turned themselves in Sunday after being charged in Burnett County with child neglect resulting in death.

The two are accused in connection with the death of their daughter, 3-year-old Reena Williams. She drowned in a canal next to their rural Danbury home last month.

The district attorney says a very thorough investigation by the sheriff's department shows a pattern of neglect that justifies the felony charge. Witnesses say the girl had wandered away from home six times this year, sometimes ending up 1.5 miles away from home.

Thomas Williams also allegedly used drugs on a daily basis including moments before his daughter disappeared for the last time.

Williams and Danish will return to court on Wednesday.

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