GAINESVILLE, Texas — A Texas father is behind bars after authorities found his 3-month-old daughter dead in a submerged vehicle, multiple news outlets are reporting.
According to KTRK-TV, Gainesville police responded to the Red River shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday to find Jeremy Nathaniel Brown, 30, beside a submerged vehicle. Crews pulled the vehicle out of the water and discovered his infant daughter, Lyrik Aliyana, dead in her car seat, the news outlet reported.
The news came hours after an Amber Alert was issued for the girl and Brown. The child's mother told police that Brown had assaulted her and abducted the baby, KXII-TV reported.
Police arrested Brown on a family assault charge, according to Cooke County jail records. The investigation is ongoing.
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