Police Arrest Oskaloosa Man in Connection with Infant Death

OSKALOOSA, Iowa - An Oskaloosa man is facing murder charges after police said a baby died while in his care.

Oskaloosa Police and the Division of Criminal Investigation arrested and charged Bryan Vilcone, 24, Tuesday.

Police responded to the Mahaska Health Partnership Emergency room April 18 at 6:52 p.m. to a report of child abuse. When they arrived, doctors were treating seven-week-old Raelynn Hart for injuries her mother said Vilcone had inflicted when he was watching her.

Hart had to be taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines for further treatment. On Monday, the seven-week-old died at the hospital. An autopsy performed yesterday by the Polk County Examiner's Office revealed that she died of abusive head trauma. Final autopsy results are pending.
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