BENTON COUNTY, Mo.– A four-year-old was found dead this morning, with the child’s mother and a two-year-old also severely injured.
Benton County Sheriff’s Office were notified at about 1 a.m. Sunday by the child’s father. The office said the child was reportedly beaten, submerged in a pond and left to freeze before being taken back into the residence.
The two that were injured were taken to a nearby hospital in Sedalia.
Ethan Mast, 35, and Kourtney Aumen, 21, have been arrested and pending multiple felony charges.
The investigation is still ongoing.