The Benton County Sheriff’s Office in central Missouri is investigating a four-year-old child’s death on Sunday morning.
Investigators say the child had been beaten, along with two others who survived. The four-year-old girl died in Cole Camp, Missouri. According to the sheriff’s office, the father told authorities his daughter “had been beaten, submerged in a pond, then left to freeze on the bank before being taken back into the residence.” Investigators say [The father] is not a suspect at this time. The neighbors across the street have been, arrested. The mother of the child and the child’s brother are in the hospital in Sedalia.