A 6-month-old baby girl was found alive, floating on her back, in a Northwestern Missouri pond Monday just minutes after her father allegedly confessed to police that he had drowned her, Fox 4 reported. Jonathon Zicarelli, 28, walked into the police department and allegedly admitted to trying to drown his daughter, the report said. Police found the location of the pond and the baby floating face up.
Police said the baby had grass in her mouth, mud in her eyes and water in her lungs. The baby was transferred to a hospital for severe hypothermia. Zicarelli told allegedly told authorities he was “stressed” by the holidays and wanted to make things easier for his wife. He was arrested and charged Monday afternoon with domestic assault of his daughter. Police said the infant’s health is in good condition.