Missing Central Missouri Baby Found Dead

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HOUSTONIA, MO (KTVI) – A missing 18 month old girl was found dead in Central Missouri. Her mother turned up Saturday night disoriented and alone.

The mother and child had been missing since Thursday. Police found their broken-down truck abandoned in a field near Houstonia, Missouri. Saturday night, the woman showed up at a nearby house saying she remembered leaving her baby on a creek bank.

Searchers found the baby’s body on the Clearwater River.  The sheriff’s department is investigating.  There is no word on charges.