Noelani Robinson killed by blunt force trauma, investigation confirms

Published 3:30 pm Friday, September 27, 2019

Report under review by Mower County Attorney’s Office

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has confirmed that 2-year-old Noelani Robinson, whose body was found on March 15 on the side of Highway 218 north of Blooming Prairie, was killed as the result of blunt force trauma to the head.

The announcement came on Friday after the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death.

Dariaz Higgins

An Amber Alert was issued for the missing Milwaukee toddler several days before her body was discovered. The report was made after her mother, Sierra Robinson, was found shot to death in her Milwaukee home.

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Robinson’s father, Dariaz Higgins, was charged in Milwaukee County Court with first-degree intentional homicide in the March 11 death of Sierra Robinson. A second individual, Deloise Lipsey, was charged with harboring/aiding a felon.

The Mower County Attorney’s Office is in the process of reviewing the material provided by the BCA related to the death of Noelani Robinson. Mower County Attorney Kristen Nelsen was not available for comment.

No further information is available at this time.