Infant death investigation underway in Jackson Co.

Published: Sep. 10, 2019 at 6:48 PM CDT
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The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an infant.

According to the sheriff's office, an emergency call came in just before 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4 from a mother reporting she found her infant daughter deceased.

Crews responded to the home on 2nd Street in the Village of Melrose where they found a two-month-old girl dead.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office initiated a death investigation.

A forensic autopsy was conducted, items were collected as evidence and several interviews were conducted.

Just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 32-year-old Armas Cravins II - the child's father - was arrested.

Cravins could face multiple charges, including 2nd degree reckless homicide, neglecting a child resulting in the child's death, and neglecting a child.

Cravins was booked into the Jackson County Jail, and he's awaiting an initial court appearance.

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