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ONAWA, Iowa (AP) — A 25-year-old western Iowa woman has been charged with murdering her 15-month-old son by drowning him.

Police say Ashley Cameron, of Onawa, was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Officers had been sent to an Onawa home on Feb. 11 because of a report that a toddler wasn’t breathing.

He later was identified as Markis Dahms, Cameron’s infant son.

An autopsy by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office determined that the boy had been drowned by someone.

Cameron remains in Monona County Jail, pending $1 million bail. It’s unclear whether she has a lawyer. Online court records don’t yet list the case.

Police haven’t released other details about the case.

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