A nationwide manhunt ends when the suspect in a child's death was captured in San Diego Tuesday. Federal agents say 27 year old Arthur Morgan threw two year old daughter into a New Jersey creek while strapped to a child seat. The search finally came to a dramatic end at a home on Euclid Avenue in Chollas View. Tony Shin was the first reporter on the scene.
A man who has been accused of murdering his 2-year-old daughter was arrested in San Diego Tuesday.
U.S. Marshals found Arthur Morgan III, 27, hiding at a friend's house on Euclid Ave. south of State Route 94.
Morgan has been charged with murdering his 2-year-old daughter, Tierra Morgan-Glover, who was found tossed into a creek still strapped to her car seat, according to NBC New York.
Morgan took his daughter for a court-approved visit on Nov. 21. The toddler's body was found the next day in her car seat, which was partially submerged in a stream about 20 miles north of her home.
The FBI said the stream runs beneath an overpass, suggesting the child and the car seat were thrown from the overpass.
Since then Morgan has been on the run, he was even featured on the national crime show "America's Most Wanted."
US Marshals got a tip Morgan was staying at a home on Euclid Avenue and they found him inside that home.
About 40 marshals and deputies surrounded the home sometime around 4:15 p.m and attempted to take Morgan into custody. He tried to flee to the back of the home -- but was taken into custody without further incident on the back patio of the home.
A friend of Morgan's says no one had any idea that he was wanted for murdering his own child.
Morgan is being taken to the San Diego County jail. He will likely face an extradition hearing in the coming days before the San Diego Superior Court. New Jersey officials hope to extradite him to face homicide charges in their state.
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