Charges filed in September death near Lennox

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Lincoln County man is facing murder and manslaughter charges in the September death of a woman.

Fifty-nine-year-old Dean Torrence is being held in the Minnehaha County Jail on $250,000 bond. Authorities say he’s responsible for the death of 47-year-old Sherry Willey. The cause of her death has not been released. She was found unresponsive south of Lennox on Sept. 19.

A Lincoln County grand jury reviewed investigative findings in the case this week. Torrence was then charged with second-degree murder domestic, first-degree manslaughter domestic, aggravated assault domestic and several other charges.

It’s not immediately clear of Torrence has an attorney.

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