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Two charged in infant’s death

Oct 20, 2017

By David Hotle, The JOURNAL

 

Two Wellman residents have been charged with child endangerment in connection with the Nov. 9, 2016 death of their 17-month-old daughter in their Riverside Home.

According to the Washington County call log, Anthony Lamont McCoy, 36, of Wellman, and Ambrashia Marie Chrzan, 29, of Wellman were arrested Thursday afternoon in the 1400 block of South Gilbert Street in Iowa City on Washington County warrants for child endangerment - death. They remain in the Washington County Jail under $200,000 bond. If convicted, they could face up to 50 years in prison.

Washington County Attorney John Gish was not in his office this morning for comment. In an earlier interview, Gish confirmed that Avery McCoy’s death on Nov. 9, 2016 at a house her family was renting in Riverside was being investigated as a homicide. He had reported the medical examiner had ruled the death a homicide and declined further comment.

Medical Examiner Paul Towner had later confirmed the findings of the autopsy were that Avery McCoy was malnourished at the time of her death and she weighed 11 pounds. The exact cause of death was undetermined.

McCoy was born May 31, 2015 in Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, the daughter of Anthony McCoy and Ambrashia Chrzan. The couple reportedly has 11 children, and one other child who died at an earlier date.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Attorney’s Office, Iowa Attorney General’s Office and Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office jointly conducted the investigation.

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