NorCal Father Allegedly Killed 4-Year-Old Daughter by Drowning Her in Baptismal Pool

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The cries for help came from just behind the police station in Healdsburg, a small town in Northern California.

In the parking lot outside police headquarters, officers found a naked man holding the wet, lifeless body of his 4-year-old daughter.

Gerardo Ordaz, 42, was arrested early Monday after investigators concluded that he drowned his daughter in the baptismal pool of a nearby Roman Catholic church, the Healdsburg Police Department said.

Earlier in the evening, Ordaz had been with his daughter and a 9-year-old boy in the sanctuary at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, about one block from the police station.

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