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Deputies: Child dies in illegal SC daycare

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -

Authorities investigating the death of a 3-month-old girl at a Greenville home daycare say they found the owner's teenage daughter hiding in the basement with 14 children she wasn't supposed to be watching.

Deputies say 49-year-old Pamela Wood was supposed to be caring for no more than six children when paramedics were called Feb. 21 because a girl was found unconscious in a crib.

But officers found 23 children, including the kids in the basement with Wood's 16-year-old daughter and an unsupervised toddler in the backyard.

Wood is charged with child neglect, obstruction of justice and child daycare licensing violation. Deputies say she likely won't be charged in the child's death. She didn't return a message Monday.

Coroner Park Evans says it appears the baby was sleeping in unsafe conditions.

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