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The body of a missing 2-month-old was found in the trunk of a car and the infant's father was in custody, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Friday.
The South Florida man accused of murdering his infant son and kidnapping the child's mother and her friends was indicted by the Broward Grand Jury, officials said Friday.
Janus Saintil, 24, was indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder, four counts of armed kidnapping, three counts of armed robbery, one count of armed carjacking, one count of attempted armed robbery, one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police say the incident began the night of May 31, when Saintil kidnapped his 2-month-old son, Josiah Saintil, his son’s mother and two friends after some type of argument. Authorities said Saintil dropped off the baby at someone’s house and forced the others to drive to a Port St. Lucie gas station, demanding one of the victims take money out of an ATM machine.
At the gas station, one of the victims called for help, prompting Saintil to flee in black Kia he was driving, authorities said.
Saintil was arrested outside a Coral Springs apartment the following day after an Amber Alert was issued for the infant child. The alert was called off just a few hours later, though, when police found the two-month-old baby dead inside the trunk of the black Kia Saintil had been driving.
The baby was found underneath a diaper bag and blanket and was "cold to the touch and foaming at the nose and mouth," according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report.
Saintil is being held without bond at the Broward County jail. It's unknown whether he has an attorney.