UPDATE: Father identifies 2-year-old murder victim
WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa (CBS2/FOX28) —
With his daughter's alleged killer behind bars, a Cedar Rapids man is speaking out about his loss. Chris Loffer tells CBS2/FOX28 that his 2-year-old daughter Bella died Monday at Stead Family Children's Hospital at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Authorities charged Cody Stevenson with 1st Degree Murder after Bella died. Court documents indicate Bella was punched several times in the stomach. Officers arrested Stevenson Monday morning after Bella was hospitalized. The charge against him was upgraded to murder after she passed away. Williamsburg Police have not released any other information about this case, but are working with the Iowa County Attorney and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.