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Melrose man suspected of baby’s death is found dead



A Melrose man who was accused of causing the death of his baby girl has now turned up dead himself.

Investigators in Jackson County say Armas Cravins II was found dead in mid-October, but foul play is not suspected.

Cravins was charged with reckless homicide and child neglect in September, when his 2-month-old daughter died at the family home.

The girl allegedly suffocated, and was found dead in a baby swing,

Cravins was reported dead on October 15th, just one day after posting a $10,000 cash bond to get out of jail.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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