Utah man arrested in connection with death of baby daughter

Posted at 8:59 AM, Aug 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 18:29:16-04

MONROE, Utah — A Monroe man was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of his baby daughter.

David Lewis Anderson

Mug shot: David Lewis Anderson

David Lewis Anderson, 37, faces a second-degree felony charge of child abuse homicide for the death of Siri Anderson.

According to a news release from the Sevier County Sheriff's Office, deputies and detectives were called to Anderson's home on June 7 after Anderson said he found the girl unresponsive in her crib.

Siri Anderson, who would have turned one year old the next day, was taken to Sevier Valley Hospital but she couldn't be revived.

Investigators with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office reviewed the facts and information gathered from the Utah Medical Examiner's Office, which they believe prove David Anderson is directly responsible for Siri's death.

Siri Alexis Anderson. Image courtesy Magleby Mortuary.

Siri Alexis Anderson. Image courtesy Magleby Mortuary.

David Anderson is expected to make his initial appearance in court on August 23. The bond for a child abuse homicide charge is usually $10,000, but a judge increased it to $20,000 in this case, the news release said.