New Mexico

Police: 1-year-old girl's body found inside home; drowned in bathtub last month

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Albuquerque police say they have found the body of a 1-year-old girl after her father told relatives that she had drowned in a bathtub last month.
  
Police had been searching for the girl and her family since at least Wednesday after receiving the report, saying the parents were last seen in Farmington.
  
Police spokesman Gilbert Gallegos said in a statement Friday that officers had found the body of Anastazia Zuber at an Albuquerque home.
  
He says that officers also located the girl's parents, David J. Zuber and Monique Romero, and that they are facing charges that include child abuse resulting in death.
  
Two other children found with the parents have been placed in the custody of the state Children, Youth and Families Department.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that when a relative asked Zuber where the girl was, Zuber got angry and armed himself with a crowbar, denying he killed the baby before refusing to talk about it further.

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