INDIANAPOLIS - A man was arrested after his 3-month-old daughter died Wednesday morning.
Police were called to an apartment in the 6800 block of Brendon Way Drive South around 1 a.m., officials with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.
There, officers found 9-week-old Giuliana Schafer unresponsive. She was taken to Community North Hospital in critical condition and was pronounced dead a short time later.
The coroner determined the child died of blunt force trauma to the head and left leg.
Christopher Schafer was arrested on charges of murder, neglect resulting in death of a child and battery to a child resulting in death.
Schafer initially said he found the child unresponsive, but later told police a different story.
"Detectives transported the father to headquarters downtown where they questioned him and the dad basically confessed that he was stressed out because the child wouldn't stop crying and that's where the injuries came from," IMPD spokesman Rafael Diaz said.
Authorities said the child's mother was at work at the time of the incident.
Police said two other children were inside the apartment and were later taken away by the Indiana Department of Child Services.
Formal charges will be determined by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office.
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