BENTON COUNTY, Mo.- 35-year-old Ethan Mast and 21-year-old Kourtney Aumen have been charged in the death of a four-year-old girl.
Both Mast and Aumen are charged with:
- Second-degree murder
- Three counts of first-degree assault
- First-degree sexual abuse
According to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office, the four-year-old was found dead Sunday morning by her father around 1 a.m.
Her father told deputies that she had been beaten, submerged in a pond, then left to freeze on the bank before being taken back into the residence in Cole Camp.
The mother and a two-year-old sibling of the girl were severely beaten and were transported to a hospital in Sedalia.