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Man tosses 7-month-old son’s body in river, flees country and taunts baby’s mother with sick text: Cops

A New York man was indicted this week on charges related to throwing his dead baby into the East River.

According to the New York Post, prosecutors announced the charges in Manhattan Criminal Court on on Friday.

Police initially confirmed the incident after receiving reports on Aug. 5 of a body in the water.

One witness, an Oklahoma firefighter in New York on vacation, pulled the body out of the river near the intersection of Dover and South streets, according to police. Only a diaper was recovered along with the remains.

Monte Campbell’s wife pointed out the apparent body, she said, and he rushed to bring it to shore.

“My husband knows how to swim pretty well,” Diana Campbell said. “I told him there was a baby in the water and we called 911. My husband jumped in there and got the baby out.”

Authorities believe the body had been in the water for a matter of hours.

Officials later identified the 7-month-old boy as Mason Saldona and his father became a prime suspect.

Currie had custody of the child at the time of his death and police believe the baby died sometime after the suspect picked him up.

Reports indicate he fled the country, taking refuge in Thailand on Aug. 8. From there, he allegedly taunted the victim’s mother in a text message.

“You will never see [your son] again,” Currie wrote, according to investigators.

A short time later, while he was still in the Bangkok airport, police arrested him and initiated to process of returning him to the United States.

Currie was indicted on one count of concealing a corpse.

[Featured image: James Currie, AP Photo/Mary Altaffer]