Father charged for murdering his son

Eddie Salazar Sr., 29

Murder charges have been filed against a Carthage man suspected of killing his 8-month-old son.

Eddie Salazar Sr., 29, was charged Tuesday for the second-degree murder of his son Eddie Salazar Jr.

The charges follow autopsy results from the Boone County Medical examiner TMs office that show the 8-month TMs death was a homicide.

Eddie Salazar Jr. was reported missing on Feb. 4 by his father. Salazar Sr. initially reported that two masked men broke into the home while he was sleeping, beat him until he was unconscious and took his son.

Two days later, police found the body of 8-month-old TMs wedged against a tree on the bank of the Spring River.

"We had people from the water patrol who got in a watercraft and we'd been, they'd been out earlier they ventured a little farther out this time and found the body, Jasper County Sheriff Archie Junn said.

Salazar Sr. was originally charged with a misdemeanor of making a false police report. He pleaded not guilty that charge on Feb. 11.

Seven years ago, Salazar Sr., was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree robbery.

Salazar Sr. is in Jasper County Jail awaiting his arraignment.