An Albuquerque man says that the father of the one-year-old girl who was discovered buried in a backyard last week asked him for permission to use his animal graveyard to bury his dead cat.
The lifeless body of Anastazia Zuber was found in a black duffel bag, wrapped in two garbage bags and under a dead dog last week in the backyard of Thomas Dunn.
Dunn now says that the father of the girl, David & # 39; DJ & # 39; Zuber, 26, worked as his landscaper and asked permission to bury a dead cat in Dunn's backyard.
Instead, Dunn was amazed when the researchers came to his house and buried the girl's remains on his property.
David Zuber, 26 (left) and Monique Romero, 23 (right), have been accused of child abuse and resulted in death at the death of their one-year-old daughter, Anastazia
The police found the body of a one-year-old buried in an Albuquerque, New Mexico, backyard on January 4
Thomas Dunn heard that Zuber had buried his own daughter in his backyard when the authorities came to his house to do a search.
Pictured is the backyard of New Mexico, which also served as an animal cemetery, where Anastazia was found
The police in New Mexico arrested the parents of Anastazia, Monique Romero, 23, and Zuber.
According to a press release from the Albuquerque police, Anastazia Zuber was last mentioned on December 18, 2018, when her father told his mother that he had drowned the baby in the bathtub.
Eva Zuber contacted the authorities and asked for a welfare check to be carried out in her son's home.
Respondents found no sign of baby Anastazia and were told by Zuber's girlfriend Romero that her daughter was with her aunt.
Dunn said: & # 39;[Zuber] drew the weeds, mowing the yard, he takes care of the shrubs of everything and lately he is a bit weird. We noticed that before the Christmas holidays. & # 39;
Dunn told KOAT that we have buried in his backyard & # 39; all our deceased dogs.
That is why he did not find it strange when Zuber asked to bury his cat in his backyard.
Only a few weeks later, Dunn said he was surprised that he knocked on the door of home security, investigation teams, excavations … everyone is here. & # 39;
A criminal complaint reported that when Zuber's brother came to their home on the edge of Anastazia the next day, an angry Zuber grabbed a crowbar and denied that he had drowned her, the Albuquerque Journal reported.
What happened next is now the subject of an investigation by the Internal Affairs Division of the Albuquerque Department, but only two weeks later Anatasiza was considered missing and threatened.
Last week the police stationed Zuber, Romero and their two older children, a son and a daughter, in a house in the 1900 block of Macbeth NE in Albuquerque.
Zuber reportedly led the police to the backyard of another house, where they dug a hole in the garden and captured the lifeless body of Anatsazia in a bag, KRQE reported.
Romero told police that she had left Anastazia (pictured left as a newborn in the fall of 2017) unattended with a 2-year-old in a bathtub filled with water in December
Romero could not seek medical help for her daughter, and instead her friend, Zuber, took her body away
When she was interviewed by the police, Romero said that last month she had left her youngest daughter and her two-year-old sibling unattended in a bathtub.
When she noticed that her youngest child was not responding in the bath, she could not seek medical attention or call the police.
Instead her friend took the body of Anastazia and left the apartment, according to the complaint. When he returned later, he would have told Romero that it was taken care of.
Both the father and the mother were accused of child abuse resulting in death. Zuber is expected to face an additional census of tampering with evidence.
During her first trial on Saturday, prosecutors asked a judge to have her tried in prison without bail.
Zuber called his mother on December 18, allegedly told her that he had drowned his and Romero's (left) baby girl
The two remaining children of Romero and Zuber are housed at the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families department.
According to the description of a GoFundMe campaign looking for donations to help pay for the funeral of Anastazia, the baby was born on October 23, 2017.
& # 39; This little girl always smiled and had the clearest blue eyes! & # 39; read the page. & # 39; She was really a pleasure to be around. & # 39;
Zuber has a comprehensive criminal record in New Mexico, which extends to at least 2012 and includes arrests on accusations ranging from vehicle violations to domestic violence and severe abuse.