Law enforcement seeks help finding suspect


MONONA, IOWA—Several arrest warrants have been issued for Troy Alan Laufenberg, of Monona, Iowa. Laufenberg’s whereabouts however are unknown at this time. If anyone can assist officers in locating Laufenberg, they are asked to please contact DCI Special Agent Mike Krapfl, (563) 599-4239.

When apprehended,  Laufenberg will be charged with child endangerment (class D felony), possession with intent to deliver (class D felony), possession of a controlled substance (serious misdemeanor), and possession of drug paraphernalia (simple misdemeanor).

These charges are a result of the collection and analysis of evidence seized during the execution of a search warrant on July 19, at the home of Troy Laufenberg and Emily Voshell. The pair lived at 103½ E. Center St., Monona, Iowa.

Officers were initially called to the residence on July 15, for a report of an injured child, who is now believed to have suffered injuries consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, and the Monona Police Department are investigating the case.




MONONA, IOWA—The family of an injured Monona toddler is desperate to find the man they believe knows something about how she got hurt.

Eighteen-month-old Myah Larson suffered severe brain damage, leaving her blind and unable to eat on her own, according to her great aunt, Laurie McCracken. Her family took her off life support last Tuesday, July 30.

Police found Larson unresponsive at her mother’s home, at 103 1/2 E. Center St. in Monona, on July 15. McCracken said doctors told the family the injuries were consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Police are now searching for her mother’s boyfriend, 21-year-old Troy Laufenberg. He is wanted on charges of child endangerment, possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigators have reason to believe Laufenberg has several friends and family in the Dubuque area. However, officers’ attempts to contact Laufenberg through those friends have turned up unsuccessful.

There is now a fund for Myah and her family’s out-of-pocket expenses. Anyone wishing to donate can write a check out to the Myah Larson Fund and send it to Farmers and Merchants Bank, P.O. Box 9, Waukon, Iowa, 52172.

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