ALBANY – An Albany teenager has been charged in the death of his own female infant found dead Jan. 10.
Logan T. Kruckenberg-Anderson, 16, is being tried as an adult in the case. He has been charged with one count of first degree intentional homicide and one count of moving/hiding/burying the corpse of a child. If convicted, Kruckenberg-Anderson faces life in prison.
Kruckenberg-Anderson is currently being held at the Rock County Juvenile Detention Center on a cash bond of $1 million. He is allowed no contact with the infant’s mother, who is identified in the case as Juvenile Witness Number Two, or her family, as well as no contact with children under 16. He may also not have possession of firearms or leave Green County without prior approval of the court, should he be released.
The infant in the case was reported missing Jan. 9 after being born in a private residence Jan. 5, according a criminal complaint released by the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
Kruckenberg-Anderson and Juvenile Witness Two had discussed dropping the baby off at an adoption agency, but Kruckenberg-Anderson then removed the infant from the residence Jan. 5 and said that he was giving the infant to his friend, “Tyler.” Kruckenberg-Anderson said that he did not remember Tyler’s last name, place of residence, phone number or license plate. The story was later found to be false.
The deceased infant was located, nude, inside of a fallen tree in a wooded area in the Village of Albany, the criminal complaint said. She had been shot twice in the head and covered with snow.
A preliminary hearing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 20.