Iowa man in prison for murdering 4-month-old dies

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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.

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