Father Charged After Raping and Murdering His 8-Month-Old Daughter

    Court documents filed in Tioga County, in upstate New York allege that a New York man has raped and then killed his 8-month-old daughter before leaving her body in a cemetery pond on Sunday.

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    The mother of Ruby Franciscovich, the child in question, called 911 just after 7 am after she realized both Ruby and Cody Franciscovich were missing from the hotel room they had been sharing for several months. Police found Cody naked on the sound of route 17C.

    Ruby’s Location

    Franciscovich was alone when police found him but soon led them to Ruby, who was found lying face down about 25 feet from the water’s edge in a pond, at a local cemetery. Police immediately attempted CPR on the 8-month-old child, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Franciscovich has not officially been charged with Ruby’s rape yet, but court documents state that he “knowing and intentionally’ committed murder, as well as committing the “crimes of rape int eh first degree and criminal sex act in the first degree”.

    Cody Franciscovich is being held in Tioga County Jail without bail. If indicted by a Grand Jury and found guilty, he could be sentenced to life in prison.