Infant Found Dead In Baby Swing Covered in Insects

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.

Mother Uses Makeup To Conceal Dead Child's Injuries

A 22 year-old mother in Utah attempted to conceal the injuries of her dead child, who fell at the hands of her 25 year-old father. The two were arrested on July 6th on suspicion of murder of their daughter.

The father had allegedly been abusing the child for some time. The girl was found by law enforcement unconsciousand not breathing, dying a short time afterwards. A veneer of some residue which was concluded later to be makeup was applied by the mother so that the injuries wouldn't appear as bad as they truly were. The two are awaiting charges and are currently being held.

Mother Leaves Children in Trunk

A woman, Tori Lee Castillo, was detained in Utah for locking her two children; a 2 year-old and a 5 year-old, in the trunk of her car according to police. Several passers by noticed the vehicle moving despite their appearing to be no one present. The movement were from the children trying to get people's attention. The shoppers helped the children escape by instructing them how to use the emergency latch in the trunk.

The woman faces child abuse charges and the children are now under the watch of Utah’s Division of Child and Family Services.