TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – A New Jersey man, sought in connection with the death of his young child, was found in California after a week-long manhunt.
Arthur Morgan’s luck ran out when he answered the door for a waiting team of U.S. Marshals.
After a lengthy investigation, officers from the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office teamed with federal marshals and tracked Morgan, 27, to an address in the 800 block of Euclid Avenue in San Diego.
Last week, Morgan was charged with murder after an autopsy showed the child died from ‘homicidal violence.’ (see related story)
Police say Morgan was supposed to return the girl to her mother Monday, November 21, but instead left the child strapped in her car seat and partially submerged in a creek in Wall Township before fleeing the state.
Two-year-old Tierra Morgan was found dead the following day by park goers who spotted the child in the creek.
Morgan is currently in the custody of the San Diego County Sheriffs Department pending extradition proceedings back to New Jersey.