Pregnant Woman Found Dead In Bronx Basement


BECAUSE OF POLITENESS OR FEAR. LIVE IN CHELSEA, DIANE MACEDO, CBS 2 NEWS. DEVELOPING TONIGHT AN ARREST IN THE CASE OF A PREGNANT WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN THE BRONX. HER FATHER WAS JUST CHARGED WITH HER MURDER. THE BODY OF ANNDREA CARUTH WAS FOUND HIDDEN IN A CRAWL SPACE INSIDE THE HOME SHE SHARED WITH HER FATHER. CBS 2’S DAVE CARLIN REPORTS FROM BAYCHESTER. Reporter: THE ACTIVE POLICE SCENE AND THE PREGNANT WOMAN’S FATHER IS CHARGED WITH HER MURDER. POLICE SAY SHE WAS STRANGLED AND SHE WAS STRUCK IN THE HEAD WITH A BLUNT OBJECT. THAT’S HORRIBLE. THAT’S — THAT’S HORRIBLE. Reporter: 39-YEAR-OLD ANNDREA CARUTH LIVED IN THE CORSA AVENUE HOME WITH HER 61- YEAR-OLD FATHER WILLIAM SEEN HERE IN THIS VIDEO FROM AFTER HIS DAUGHTER WAS REPORTED HITTING BUT BEFORE HER BODY WAS FOUND. NOW HE IS CHARGED WITH MURDER AFTER TWO NYPD CADAVER DOGS LED INVESTIGATORS TO CARUTH’S BODY IN A CRAWL SPACE IN THE BASEMENT AREA WHERE THE FATHER HAS AN APARTMENT. THE SPACE WAS UNDERNEATH GRAVEL APPLY WOOD BOARD AND RUG. FRIENDS SAY ANNDREA CARUTH WAS EXPECTING HER FIRST CHILD THIS SUMMER. TO KNOW THAT SHE WAS PREGNANT EVEN THE BABY DIED, SO THAT’S TWO MURDERS. THE BABY DIED. IT’S THE MOST — HORRENDOUS THING I EVER, EVER HEARD! Reporter: SOURCES TELL US THE MOTIVE MAY INVOLVE A FIGHT OVER MONEY. ANNDREA CARUTH OWNED THE HOME. BUT IT’S POSSIBLE LOAN MONEY CAME FROM A REFINANCED MORTGAGE AND MAY HAVE GONE MISSING AND THE DAUGHTER MAY HAVE CONFRONTED HER FATHER ABOUT IT. SPOTS WERE FOUND IN THE BASEMENT POSSIBLY BLOOD AND WE SAW THIS INVESTIGATOR WITH A MACHETE IN HIS HAND PUT INTO POLICE EVIDENCE. CARUTH WAS LAST SEEN SUNDAY BY HER BOYFRIEND AND HE REPORTED HER MISSING ON MONDAY. THE SEARCH ENDED WITH A SHOCKING BASEMENT FIND AROUND 2 A.M. WEDNESDAY. THESE TWO RELATIVES OF CARUTH DIDN’T WANT TO TALK ON CAMERA. NO COMMENT AT THIS TIME. Reporter: THEY TOLD US A FAMILY STATEMENT WILL COME LATER. CARUTH RAN A DAYCARE CALLED KIDDIE COLLEGE FOR ABOUT 10 TO 15 KIDS OUT OF HER HOME. THEY SAID IT WAS A VERY, VERY GOOD SCHOOL. A LOT OF KIDS GO THERE. PARENTS LIKE HER A LOT. Reporter: WILLIAM CARUTH REMAINS AT THE PRECINCT STATIONHOUSE AND IS EXPECTED TO BE MOVED TONIGHT TO FACE A JUDGE.

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