Harper Annette Fowler
January 22, 2013 -
October 5, 2014
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On January 22, 2013,
two beautiful, little Angels were brought into this
world, Harper and Annabelle Fowler, twin sisters. No
one could have imagined the tragedy that would take
place less than a year later.
On October 5, 2014, Christopher Storbakken called
911 and first responders found Harper unresponsive,
she was taken to Riley Hospital For Children where
she was pronounced dead that same day. Christopher,
the 27 year old father of the twin girls, was
arrested and charged with the murder of Harper. As
often happens, Christopher gave his version of what
happened to his daughter and Police knew it was not
Christopher said that he had been playing video
games on his phone and the girls were sleeping. When
they woke up, Christopher says he went to get them
from their bed and he dropped Harper. Christopher
was watching the two girls in the home they shared
with their mother, Megan Fowler, on weekends while
their mother was working on a nursing degree, he
didn't live with the children.
Not surprisingly, Harper's injuries were
inconsistent with what would be a fall from a bed.
Harper sustained bruising on her hear, jaw, neck,
leg, arm, hand and on top of he head. An autopsy
showed that Harper had internal injuries consisting
of hemorrhages to her brain and retinas caused by
blunt force trauma and Prosecutors say that
Christopher was the one to cause those injuries.
Luckily, Harper's sister was not injured.
Christopher told Police that while he is an
alcoholic, he had not been drinking that day.
Christopher was charged with murder and battery and
neglect of a dependent, both felony charges and he
was held without bond.
A neighbor said:
girls, just starting to chatter, just starting
to walk a little. That's what makes it
And I happened to look over there and I just
watched a little bit and I'll be
they didn't carry out the little baby on a
little bitty stretcher. Two guys
it into the ambulance and I thought, Lord, this
is so sad. Something happened
baby that dies or is hurt, it's tragic, just
Storbakken plead not guilty to the charges. Deputy
Prosecutor Kristina Korobov said that what
Christopher had claimed happened to Harper, was not
consistent with what had been seen at autopsy:
child had multiple forms of injuries to her
head and the rest of her body. Those
with the infliction of blunt force trauma.
This was not an accident. This was
in nature and it certainly didn't happen
from a short fall"
Prevent Child Abuse 4 Indiana admitted that
while taking care of children is a challenge,
there is help for parents who are feeling
can call 211 Connect To Help or
1-800-children. If someone is close to their
they can reach out to family or friends. It
doesn't have to be a formal
can be an informal support system as well"
Christopher is scheduled to be in court in
January of 2015.
Death occurred in
the state of Indiana
Harper Annette Fowler, 20 months, Indianapolis,
passed October 5, 2014.
Born Jan. 22, 2013 in Indianapolis, she was full of
life and loved to smile and laugh. Her favorite
words were "doggie" and "meow".
Survivors mommy, Megan Fowler; her twin sister,
Anabelle; grandparents, Richard & Joy Fowler;
aunts and uncles, Danielle (Luke) Tansy, Justin
(Natalie) Fowler, Keith (Olivia) Fowler, Cassandra
(Mark) Lewis, Adrianne Fowler; several cousins and a
host of extended family members.
Visitation: Friday, 3-8 p.m. at G. H. Herrmann
Madison Avenue Funeral Home , with the funeral
service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at Little Flower
Catholic Church, 4720 E. 13th St, Indianapolis. She
will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery.
Mass Of Christian
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Little
Flower Catholic Church
Thank you goes out to Debby for sending me this
story and enabling me to memorialize Harper on this
January 28, 2015
I have been informed that the trial has been
postponed until April of 2015.
UPDATE: June 29, 2016- Thank
you Amy for this update.
In November of 2015, Christopher Storbakken was in
court. A jury deliberated for almost 12 hours over
two days and for whatever reason, they found him not
guilty of all of the charges against him. I am
shocked to say that least that I can about this. I
believe in my heart that with all of the injuries
found on this child, she was NOT
dropped from her crib.
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