Mother of girl found in Galt arrested and charged

Ysabel Ceplecha

WRIGHT CO., Iowa – An Eagle Grove woman has been arrested and charged after her daughter was found outside in the rain in Galt last week.

Ysabel Ceplecha, 24, has been charged with felony neglect or abandonment of a dependent person based on the Wright County Sheriff’s Office’s investigation related into an incident last Tuesday where a 2-year-old girl was found alone wearing only pajamas and no shoes.

With the help of the public, the girl was quickly identified and authorities contacted the woman. Her 1-year-old child has been placed into protective custody and both children were placed in the care of the Iowa Department of Human Services.

Ceplecha is being held in the Wright County Jail on a $10,000 bond.


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