A Buckfield man was arrested this week for the death of his infant daughter last year.

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson, Shannon Moss says Trevor Averill, 27, is charged with depraved indifference murder and manslaughter for the death of Harper Averill. He was arrested at his Buckfield home by members of the Maine State Police and the Androscoggin Sheriff's Department.

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Deputies were called to 592 Parish Road in Turner in July of last year for a report of a two-month-old infant in medical distress. The deputies assisted medical personnel in administering CPR before the child was transported by ambulance to Maine Medical Center in Portland. Harper ultimately died as a result of her injuries.

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the child and detectives from the Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit and the Androscoggin Sheriff's Department have been investigating the case for the past 13 months. Collaborating in the process were Spurwink services, DHHS, and the Maine Attorney General's Office. On Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, the case was presented to the Grand Jury, sitting in Androscoggin County. They returned with an indictment, charging Averill. The child's cause of death has not been released.

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