Father arrested for death of Infant in Washington


Zachary Van Winsen
Zachary Van Winsen(25 News)
Published: Feb. 4, 2022 at 12:47 PM CST
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WASHINGTON (25 News) - A father has been arrested in connection with the death of his child.

Zachary David Van Winsen, 29, was arrested for first-degree murder by Washington Police Friday, according to a release.

Washington police and firefighters responded on January 19 to a call of an infant in medical distress, finding the infant unresponsive and not breathing.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood says 3-month-old Cree Dax Lane Van Winsen was pronounced deceased at OSF on January 21 at 6:30 p.m.

An autopsy on the infant demonstrated that he suffered abusive head trauma by another.

The mechanism of the trauma and surrounding circumstances is not being released.The Washington Police Department continues to investigate the incident.

Police say if you have any information pertaining to this investigation, call them at 309-444-2313.

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