A Sioux City man is charged with child endangerment in the death of his daughter. Sioux City police chief Joe Frisbee says emergency workers found four-month old Tryniti Hill suffering from multiple broken ribs and a ruptured spleen Tuesday after her father, 19-year-old Paul Hill called 9-1-1.
The child was taken to an Omaha hospital where she died. Frisbee says Hill was arrested by Omaha police. "We hate to see a death like this occur, it’s senseless, it just makes no sense at all," Frisbee says. Frisbee says he feels bad for the family.
"I’d just like to express my sympathy to the rest of the family of this child, especially the mother," Frisbee says. Frisbee did not release the mother’s name, but says she is 20 and not married to Hill. Police have not yet released details of what happened to the child, and an autopsy is planned on the body. Hill is being held in the Douglas County jail in Nebraska awaiting extradition to Iowa.