Police: Dad of baby found floating in river returned to US

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NEW YORK (AP) — The man who police say fled to Thailand after carrying his dead 7-month-old baby around in a backpack and tossing his body into a river near the Brooklyn Bridge has been returned to New York City.

Thirty-seven-year-old James Currie arrived at Kennedy Airport Thursday. Police say Thai authorities stopped Currie from entering the country when he landed in Bangkok.

Currie faces a felony charge of concealment of a human corpse. Additional charges could be filed pending an autopsy.

Police say Currie took the baby to his Bronx apartment Saturday, under a custody arrangement. The baby's mother called 911 after trying to reach Currie the next day.

A tourist from Oklahoma spotted the body Sunday. Her husband pulled the lifeless baby from the East River to shore and tried reviving him.

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