Delila Pacheco mugshot

Delila Pacheco

TAHLEQUAH— Bond has been denied for a 47-year-old woman charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 2-year-old girl.

Investigators are looking for information into the death of Alysa Horney, who was found unresponsive at the Woodall home of her foster mother, Delila Pacheco, on Sunday.

The Tahlequah Daily Press reports that Pacheco appeared in front of Associate District Judge Mark Dobbins Wednesday morning and was denied bond a day after her arrest.

Cherokee County Undersheriff Jason Chennault says investigators discovered that the girl had minor visible bruises on her body. Chennault says Alysa suffered a lacerated liver, likely caused by some type of traumatic injury from an assault.

Meanwhile, several agencies are reviewing the decision to allow Pacheco to be a foster parent.

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