$1 million bond for teen accused of killing newborn daughter

Logan Kruckenberg Anderson

ALBANY, Wis. (WISC) — The Green County District Attorney’s Office has charged a 16-year-old with first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in connection to an infant’s death.

A judge set bond at $1 million for Logan Kruckenberg-Anderson, the 16-year-old father of of the infant. The 16-year-old was charged with intentional homicide in adult court. News 8 Now is naming the teen since he is being charged as an adult.

According to a criminal complaint, the child was born Jan. 5. On Saturday, a man reported that the father of his daughter’s newborn child took the baby after she was born and had not been seen since.

An initial investigation revealed that Kruckenberg-Anderson and the child’s mother agreed they could not keep the child, so they decided Kruckenberg-Anderson would get rid of it by dropping it somewhere. Kruckenberg-Anderson said he then took the infant to a wooded area where he put the naked child into a fallen tree before covering the child with snow, according to the complaint. Kruckenberg-Anderson said he left the infant there, naked and covered in snow, knowing she would die from exposure to the elements.

When investigating the area where the baby was found, law enforcement officials discovered a gunshot wound in the child’s forehead. Upon further investigation and questioning, Kruckenberg-Anderson admitted he shot the child in the head twice.

Officials said they found two fired rounds at the scene, a shell casing near where the child was found and another shell casing in the backpack Kruckenberg-Anderson said he used to carry the baby into the woods.

Another juvenile told detectives Kruckenberg-Anderson gave him a gun on Friday. Authorities said the gun appears to be the one used in the shooting.

Officials said no other investigation details are available at this time.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to contact the Green County Sheriff’s Department at 608-328-9400.

Kruckenberg-Anderson was taken into custody on Monday. He is due back in court on Jan. 20.