Dixon woman charged after boy dies in May

Kelli M. Riggen – Photo Dixon Police Department

DIXON – A Dixon woman is facing multiple charges after an investigation into the death of a boy.  The Dixon Police Department say 49-year-old Kelli M. Riggen was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with multiple felonies, including Class 3 Endangering the Life or Health of a Child and Class 4 Reckless Conduct.   According to authorities, they were called to a residence in Dixon in May where they found a minor male reportedly not breathing.   He was taken to a Rockford Hospital where he later died.   In the indictment case presented by the Lee County State’s Attorney, they alleged that the minor had been left outside, unattended, while intoxicated to the point of unconsciousness.  Riggen’s next court appearance is scheduled for November 19th.