Alta Vista, Iowa. August 30th, 2017. 911 dispatch is summoned to the home of a young child, Sterling Koehn. The parents of the child called concerned and reported that their 4-month old infant was unresponsive. As soon as paramedics arrived they were shocked at what was discovered. The lifeless corpse of a child in a baby swing, slumped and unmoving. The child was found dead with maggots littered throughout his body and within his clothes. Authorities would later comment the child had not been fed or cleaned in days, theorizing he was left in the swing, unsupervised for days before finally perishing from the neglect.
The parents have been charged with child endangerment and first-degree murder with their first court appearance scheduled for Nov. 2, 2017.