Authorities have arrested the parents of a malnourished baby found dead on Jan. 28 in a house at 12858 Patin Dyke Road in Pointe Coupee Parish.

Jason Lutz and Ashley Cogar,of Ventress, were booked and face counts of second degree murder with bond set at $500,000 each, Sheriff Bud Torres said.

Torres was addressing journalists during a press conference at 11 a.m.