Just shy of her second birthday, Serenity Brown was possibly beaten to death by her father, Edward (Chuck) Brown, who then sliced her up and fed her to a dog, according to law enforcement sources and documents.

City social workers discovered the child was missing in 2011, leading her mother, Paula Johnson, to give the grisly account of her daughter's disappearance, reports New York Daily News.

Brown was so upset with his daughter crying that he reportedly punched her, leaving the child lifeless. He then (according to the child's mother) took the baby in the bathroom, filled the tub with water, turned the radio up very loud, fetched a knife, cut the baby up in pieces and fed it to his pitbull.

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