IOWA CITY, Iowa - Ryan Trowbridge died by apparent suicide at 2:17 p.m. Saturday.
Trowbridge was serving a life sentence after being convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his infant daughter. He had been incarcerated since December 2012.
In October 2012, Trowbridge was convicted of first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. Experts testified his 4-month-old daughter Rylee died of abusive head trauma in February 2010, one-day after Trowbridge called 911 claiming his daughter’s head had become stuck facedown in between the mattress and the headboard.
WHO-TV reports an autopsy will be done, and the Iowa Department of Corrections will investigate the suicide.
Trowbridge was 28.