(Onawa) A Monona County woman faces murder charges in connection with the death of her toddler son.
Onawa Police arrested 25-year-old Ashley D. Cameron Wednesday afternoon and charged her with first degree murder. Cameron is accused of killing her 15-month old son Markis Dahms, who was found not breathing on February 11th.
The boy had been in the bathtub. He died later at a local hospital. The boy’s father is Grant O. Dahms.
An autopsy by the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office found that the cause of death was drowning by homicide. His mother Ashley D. Cameron is currently being held on a $1 million cash bond in connection with his death.
The Monona County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Department of Human Services and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation assisted in the investigation.
April 19, 2012