Police released the 911 call made when a baby was kidnapped with three others and found dead in the trunk of a car.
The infant’s father, 24-year-old Janus Saintil, is being held at the Broward County Jail on no bond and faces charges of murder, kidnapping, robbery and aggravated assault, officials said.
In the released recording, an individual calling from a Port St. Lucie gas station tells the 911 dispatcher, “I have a customer saying someone is trying to hold them hostage.”
The incident unfolded earlier this month when police say 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.
In the recording, the caller is heard telling the dispatcher the alleged kidnapper drove off, abandoning his victims. “The black Kia just pulled out of the driveway, the victims are still here,” the caller says.
Inaudible screams can be heard in the recording after which the caller tells the dispatcher, “there’s something about a baby too.” The caller also relays to the dispatcher that the alleged kidnapper was armed.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 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 the arrest report.