Arrests Made in Broken Bow Toddler's Death


An investigation into the November 2013 death of a 20-month old boy has led to the arrest of two Broken Bow women.

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, the Nebraska State Patrol says Noah J. Pryce, of Broken Bow, was taken by ambulance to Jennie M. Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.

At that time doctors notified the Broken Bow Police were of a suspicious head injury sustained by the toddler.

After being transferred by medical helicopter first to Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney and then to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NSP says Noah Pryce died of his injuries on November 22, 2013.

On November 24, NSP became the lead agency in the continuing investigation into the death of Noah Pryce. Troopers say the investigation showed the toddler suffered a life threatening injury on Sunday, November 17, while in the care of Brittney Pryce and Diane Hill.

Troppers say Pryce and her husband Richard Pryce were the guardians of Noah Pryce, who was a ward of the State of Nebraska. The investigation concluded the injuries suffered by the toddler occurred at the Pryce home, 1338 South E Street, in Broken Bow.

Pryce and Hill were taken into custody on March 25, 2014, and were lodged into the Custer County Jail on charges of Second Degree Murder and Child Abuse Leading to the Death of a Child, both Class IB Felonies.


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