Case Number: 19-1080
More Information: Sgt. David Lewis
Completed By: Sgt. David Lewis
Arrested: Pocza, Louis Frank, 21 years old of Springfield
Charges: Manslaughter I
On the listed date and time, Springfield Police arrested Mr. Pocza on the listed charges. This case stems from an incident that was reported to SPD on February 7th, 2019 which involved the death of an infant at an apartment complex. On that date, the infant was transported to Riverbend Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The child was less than two years of age.
During the subsequent investigation, SPD detectives interviewed two adults at the scene. One of the adults was the victim’s mother and the other Mr. Pocza, who is not related to the victim. Mr. Pocza was responsible for watching the child at the time of his death. On this date, detectives received further information that led to the arrest of Mr. Pocza on the charge of manslaughter in the first degree. Pocza will be lodged at the Lane County Jail.
Police are not releasing the cause of death at this time as the investigation is continuing.
Anyone with additional information should contact Springfield Police Detectives at 541-726-3721.