Dad hanged and drowned daughter, 4, and sent sick clips of her screams to mum

A father allegedly murdered his daughter, four, and sent images of the gruesome killing to the child's mother, his ex-partner.

According to GMC, one image showed the toddler was hanged with a rope before being drowned. Her body was found on the banks of a river with her feet and hands tied.

Nadiro da Silva de Souza previously won partial custody of daughter Maria Cecilia Silva de Souza.

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Last Friday (May 12) the pair went missing during the second of his allowed short visits in Terra Rica, Brazil.

Fishermen reportedly found the vehicle they were travelling in abandoned on the banks of the Paranapanema River on Saturday (May 13).

Military Police officers and firefighters would then find the girl's body on a tributary to that river. They are still hunting for the father.

The girl's mother, Beatriz Silva Felix, told local media her ex sent disturbing messages such as "she is already dead" and "you will never see her again" while the pair were missing.

He also sent recordings of her crying and screaming as she was drowned, she said.

Police said the father carried out the gruesome murder as he was unable to accept being dumped by the mother, or that the mother had primary custody.

Beatriz told local media: "I say to mothers who have their children, take care of them. It is very hard to lose a child. It is unbearable pain. Just knowing that I will never see my daughter again.

"She was an angel, she had no malice towards anyone, everyone liked her here, I never imagined that this would happen to me one day."

The couple had been together for four years but she broke things off more than two years ago.

Beatriz claimed De Souza became violent when she was pregnant, leading to her leaving.

It was only earlier this month that a court ruled he would be able to spend some afternoons with his daughter. Beatriz claimed this was only the second of such visits.

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