Brown County woman accused of killing young daughter

Anna Prewitt-Byers; photo courtesy of Indiana State Police

A Brown County woman has been charged in the death of her seven-month old daughter. Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Child Services recently concluded a six-month investigation with the arrest of 20-year-old Anna Prewitt-Byers, of Nashville.

Both agencies were contacted on April 18th of this year by IU Health Bloomington once a child was brought in for injuries that ultimately included massive hemorrhaging, abrasions, diffuse cerebral edema causing herniation, severe hemorrhages in retina, perioptic nerve soft tissue hemorrhage, left chin contusions, cerebellar hemorrhages, base of the brain hemorrhaging and blunt trauma injury to her chest.

The investigation led investigators to believe that Prewitt-Byers was responsible for the injuries that led to her daughter’s death. An arrest warrant for the woman was issued by the Monroe County Circuit Court on Wednesday of this week. Prewitt-Byers was arrested the same day. She is facing charges of Aggravated Battery and Battery Resulting in Death of a Person Less than 14-years old.