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Mother of dead Roseville toddler arrested on suspicion of homicide

ROSEVILLE, CA - The mother of a 2 year old who died in Roseville Wednesday has been arrested for her death, according to the Roseville Police Department.

The child was identified by the Placer County coroner as McKinley Gail Wilder.

STORY: Roseville police investigate death of 2 year old

Denise Marie Wilder, 37, of Roseville, was arrested on suspicion of homicide and child endangerment, said Officer Dee Dee Gunther.

According to Wilder's former sister-in-law, Joni Starratt, Wilder and her children disappeared on Sunday but were not reported missing until Wednesday by Wilder's parents.

It was around that time a family friend went to check on Wilder and the children, discovered the toddler was not breathing, and contacted police, said Gunther.

Emergency personnel responded to the home on the 300 block of Diamond Oaks Road around 5:07 p.m. Upon their arrival, the toddler was declared dead and Wilder appeared intoxicated, Gunther said.

Wilder's other child, a 5-year-old girl, was taken by Child Protective Services after being medically cleared. She was later released to family, said Gunther.

Wilder and her husband divorced in December 2011 and Wilder was awarded primary custody of their two children, said Starratt.
Wilder's ex-husband Mark Wilder wrote on his Facebook page Thursday morning, "Thank you all. The system allowed this beautiful baby girl to be killed. Your love means so much to her big sister Kennedy and myself. I love everyone of you."  

In a later post Wilder wrote, "My ex-wife has been formally charged with murder. She is sitting in the county jail, pending arraignment, NO BAIL. This woman murdered her own 2 year old daughter."

Roseville police served a search warrant at Denise Wilder's home on the 1400 block of Everett Way in Roseville Thursday morning. 



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