Amanda Sorensen is been charged with first degree murder and child abuse causing death.
Authorities were called to the 20000 block of Cayuga Road in Apple Valley on a report of a child suffering from a seizure after ingesting chili powder.
The toddler, Joileen Garcia, died at a hospital, deputies said.
An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of the girl’s death.
Sorensen is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled to return to court Jan. 17.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Rob Trostle or Sergeant Rick Bessinger at (909)387-3589.
If you want to remain anonymous, you can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at http://www.Wetip.com.