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Father charged with killing baby girl in upstate New York

June 10, 2019 GMT

TIOGA, N.Y. (AP) — A 25-year-old man has been charged with killing his 8-month-old daughter, who was found in an upstate New York pond.

State police say troopers responding to a 911 call reporting the baby missing Sunday morning found Cody Franciscovich naked near the Tioga County motel where the family had been living for several weeks. Troopers say Franciscovich directed them to a pond where the baby, Ruby Franciscovich, was floating face down.

The baby was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Franciscovich is in Tioga County Jail without bail, charged with first-degree murder. He’s due back in court on Wednesday. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer to comment.


Two other children, age 2 and 4, were turned over to another family member.