Father of slain pregnant woman charged with murder

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BAYCHESTER, The Bronx — A Bronx man has been charged with murder in the death of his pregnant daughter.

Anndrea Caruth, who was five months pregnant, was reported missing Sunday morning. Caruth's boyfriend reported her missing when he noticed the 39-year-old left her possessions behind.

Her body was discovered Wednesday morning around 3 a.m., in the basement of her home on Corsa Avenue in Baychester.

Caruth's friend, Marjorie Fitzwilliam told PIX11 News, "she was a beautiful soul. She was my gym buddy, very calm, even keeled person, and just so full of life and full of compassion."

The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide. Her cause of death was ligature strangulation and blunt impacts to the head with skull fractures and brain injuries.

"She doesn't deserve that, you don't even do that to an animal," FItzwilliam said.

William Caruth, 61, who also lived in the home, was charged with murder and manslaughter Wednesday afternoon.

Fellow Bronx resident Nigel Fitzwilliam said, "I'm a father myself, I have three children and i couldn't even contemplate or think of hurting them in such a way."

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