A soldier returns from Iraq, anxious to view his baby daughter, born while he was deployed overseas.
What he discovered was much different: the body of his daughter, which he found in his attic. The disturbingly sad story of why mom put dead baby's body in attic
The body of an 11-month-old girl reported missing after her soldier father returned from a deployment in Iraq was found in the attic of her home, authorities said.
Harmony Jude Creech apparently had been dead for weeks, Harnett County Sheriff Larry Rollins said late Saturday night. Rollins said the child's mother, Johni Michelle Heuser, told investigators she had found the baby dead in its crib and put the body in the attic of her home.
Neighbors said they had been bothered by a foul smell for several weeks and that the smell only subsided recently when overnight temperatures dropped. Several neighbors said they had searched their yards for dead animals because of the smell.
Harmony's father, Ronald Earl Creech II, returned to North Carolina from a 15-month deployment in Iraq on Friday hoping to see his daughter. Harmony was born while he was overseas, police said.
Obviously the father is disturbed.
But the story's mother is also disturbed, albeit on a different level.
A soldier returning home from serving his country deserves better.
Remember him in your thoughts and prayers.
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