Adam Raymond Mason, 29, confessed to the investigators that he had burnt his child’s body on a creek bed in Oklahoma, the cops said.
Mason told the investigators that he drowned the little girl in a bathtub, and then place her in a creek bed. Mason also told investigators that he had set the child on fire.
The court document said that the mother had last talked to her daughter Tuesday night, and that she was extremely worried and then stated that Mason refused to let her speak to her daughter the next day.
Mason, who is a native American member of the Muscogee Nation, has been placed under arrest by the U.S. Marshalls and charged with murder in the first degree on Friday.
“This is heartbreaking. The alleged victim was set to start kindergarten next week. Now, it is time for our criminal justice system to go to work,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores in the release.
Mason was convicted of second-degree rape in 2011 and busted again in 2014 after failing to register as a sex offender, according to the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
Mason’s attorney said he had just been hired Friday to represent the suspect, and he has no comment on the matter right now.