Wisconsin teen charged with killing infant daughter in woods

January 15, 2021

MONROE, Wis. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has admitted killing his newborn daughter and leaving her body in some woods, according to prosecutors in Green County.

Logan Kruckenburg-Anderson is charged as an adult with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse. He’s being held on $1 million bail.

 

According to a criminal complaint, the teen took the infant shortly after she was born Jan. 5 to some woods in Albany, placed her inside a fallen tree and shot her twice in the head.

The complaint says Kruckenburg-Anderson’s girlfriend gave birth to the child, whom she named Harper, in a bathtub at her home in Albany, about 15 miles from Monroe.

Prosecutors said the couple decided they could not keep the baby and talked about several options, including dropping her off at a local fire station or placing her up for adoption, the State Journal reported.

They agreed that Kruckenberg-Anderson would get rid of the infant simply by dropping her somewhere, according to authorities.

Several days later the girlfriend’s father called police to report that Kruckenberg-Anderson had taken the child and the baby had not been seen since.

Kruckenberg-Anderson was arrested Sunday after telling investigators where he left the child. His public defender did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

A preliminary hearing will be held on Jan. 20.

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