Alta Vista parents charged with murder in infant death

Zachary Paul Koehn (left) and Cheyanne Renae Harris with 1st degree murder, a class A felony, and child endangerment causing death, a class B felony.

New Hampton, Iowa – The parents of a 4-month-old infant who was found dead in a swing has been charged with 1st degree murder.

The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office says in a release that back on August 30th at 1:00pm, they responded to an apartment on Hilltop Avenue in Alta Vista for a report of an unresponsive infant. Responders found the child deceased when they arrived.

The Sheriff’s office says that after an investigation, warrants were issued for the biological parents, Zachary Paul Koehn and Cheyanne Renae Harris with 1st degree murder, a class A felony, and child endangerment causing death, a class B felony.

Koehn and Harris are being held on a $100,000 cash only bond.

The Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by the Charles City Police Department, Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office, Chickasaw County Medical Examiner and the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office.

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