She also allegedly used a water hose on her daughter.
Rebecca Ruud (left in her mugshot) was charged on Tuesday after authorities confirmed that burned human bones found on her Missouri property belonged to her 16-year-old daughter Savannah Leckie (right)In the lead up to Savannah's death, authorities say Ruud had allegedly taken to extreme forms of punishment to discipline her daughter.
The criminal complaint reveals Ruud forced the teen to roll around in a hog pen on at least one occasion and wade into a muddy pond and dunk under.
A 16-year-old girl whose remains were found in a burn pit after she was allegedly murdered by her biological mother had been severely abused in the months prior to her death.
Police confirmed on Monday that burned human bones found on a rural Missouri property belonged to missing teenager Savannah Leckie.
'We are grateful for the countless hours that the Ozark County Sheriff's office has dedicated in searching for Savannah.
We know that their work continues as they investigate her death.'We ask that Savannah is remembered as a beacon of light and her light will always shine.Ruud also admitted to making her teen daughter remove her pants so she could spank her bare bottom.Authorities are not yet clear on how Savannah was killed but they believe she died on or around July 18 at Ruud's property.She had bought a ticket to Kansas City and her partner, who has not been charged, had a ticket to Memphis, Tennessee.Ruud had three large suitcases with her, some of which contained blankets and quilts.The criminal complaint details the lead up to Savannah's supposed disappearance, saying that Ruud had contacted the local fire department on July 18 and asked for help putting out a fire on her property.