ARREST MADE IN CONNECTION WITH DEATH OF EAGLE GROVE CHILD
(EAGLE GROVE) The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Eagle Grove Police Department arrested 20-year-old Kara Crapser in Lehigh, Iowa and charged her with First Degree Murder in the death of 5-year-old Mikayla Valentine.
On Friday, January 7, 2011, emergency personnel were called to 208 North Wright Avenue in Eagle Grove with a report of an unresponsive child. Mikayla Valentine was taken by air ambulance to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. She was pronounced dead at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 8. An autopsy performed January 10 by the Johnson County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be Abusive Head Trauma.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Eagle Grove Police Department, Wright County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office continue to investigate this incident. Additional charges are pending.