Courtesy/Holt Independent/Stephanie Wasterhaus, 25, O’Neill
Last Thursday evening, Feb. 8, Several local and area agencies responded to an accidental death in O’Neill.
A call came in reporting an unresponsive adult female.
Staphanie Wasterhaus, 25, of O’Neill was transported to Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital and was later pronounced dead.
“No foul play is suspected. The preliminary cause of death has been ruled an accident. This matter will remain under investigation. An autopsy has been ordered,” said Holt County Attorney Brent Kelly. “On behalf of all Holt County first responders, our thoughts and prayers go out to Stephanies family.”
The ONeill Police Department and Holt County Sheriffs Office as well as personnel from ONeill Fire and Rescue and Holt County Attorneys Office responded to the call of an unresponsive adult female.