LOVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities found a 4-month-old Ohio girl dead along a riverbank on Monday and her father, who reported her missing, was charged in her death.
The remains, believed to be those of Kaylynn Crawford, came less than 24 hours after her father told police someone snatched her from his parked car in a northern Cincinnati suburb and fled.
The girl’s father, Charles Crawford, has been arrested on a charge of murder, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. He’s being held at the Clermont County Jail.
Crawford reported Sunday night that Kaylynn was taken from his vehicle while it was parked at a dollar store in Loveland, but investigators said they believe that story was fabricated.
Authorities found the remains and the girl’s car seat near the Little Miami River, a few miles from the store. An autopsy has yet to be completed.
Loveland police, the FBI and special agents with the state’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation had helped in the search for the girl.
A statewide alert issued earlier for the missing girl had said she was wearing a sleeveless, white onesie decorated with a pink giraffe, with pink sandals and a gold band with a bow on her head.