NEW YORK — The father of a baby found dead in the East River last weekend was arrested Friday after arriving in New York City from Thailand, where officials said he fled after concealing his dead child’s body.
A tourist and first responders frantically worked to save Saldana, but officials said he was already dead.
It is not yet known how the baby died, and Currie could face additional charges, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said.
Currie is believed to have retrieved Saldana from his mother last Saturday afternoon, and video evidence shows the baby was alive when arriving at his father’s Bronx residence shortly thereafter.
The following day, Currie was seen leaving his home with a backpack and later walking with it toward the East River.
Saldana’s body was found floating near a backpack, officials noted.