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Man faces Reckless Homicide charges in death of infant

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WXOW) – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Dept. reports the arrest of a man on reckless homicide charges in the death of his infant daughter.

Jackson County Sheriff Duane Waldera said on Wednesday, September 4 at about 6:22 a.m., the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received an emergency 911 call from a mother reporting that she had found her infant daughter deceased.

Melrose First Responders, Black River Falls EMS and Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to 404 2nd Street, in the Village of Melrose.  They discovered the body of a two month old female infant.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office initiated a death investigation to find the cause and manner of death. A forensic autopsy was conducted, items were collected as evidence and several interviews were conducted during this investigation.

On Tuesday afternoon, September 10, deputies arrested 32-year-old Armas Cravins II, the child’s father. He’s facing 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide,  Neglecting a child resulting in the child’s death and Neglecting a Child.

The name of the deceased child and other persons involved in this case are being withheld pending the completion of this investigation according to the sheriff’s office.

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