MI couple wanted in death of 4-year-old arrested in Georgia

Sumpter Township police have released photos of a man and woman they say are wanted in the death of their 4-year-old daughter.

Diaz, 24, and Fields, 28, are suspected in the death of her 4-year-old daughter Gabby Barrett.

Police responded to a 911 call around 10:45 a.m. on January 1 for an unresponsive 4-year-old girl. She was pronounced dead a short time later at an Ann Arbor hospital.

The Washtenaw County (Mich.) Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide with evidence of multiple traumatic injuries and battered-child syndrome - meaning she suffered multiple injuries, at multiple sites, at multiple ages.

Police have begun a manhunt for the couple, who are believed to be driving a black 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, with a MI license plate reading DTR1854.

Candice Diaz and Brad Fields are each facing charges of child abuse, torture, and murder. The police have urged the people to call the U.S. Marshal Detroit Fugitive Apprehension team at 313-234-5656 or the Sumpter Township Police at 734-461-4833 ext.

The child since identified as Gabby Barrett, was discovered with scald wounds all over her body shortly before 11am on January 1 at her family's mobile home on Greenmeadow Drive in Sumpter Township.


Police found Gabby unresponsive on January 1 at around 10:45 a.m., inside her family home in Sumpter Township.

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Fields was charged with aggravated domestic violence, possession of a firearm as a felon and felony firearm, but the charges were ultimately dropped, according to court records.

Michigan State Police and the Child Protective Services agency are now assisting with the crime investigation. "I know we may not have a lot of information at all, but, it just hurts", said Barrett.

Gabby's grandmother, Deborah Barrett, described the little girl as a "ball of joy".

Donations were being accepted by Gabrielle's family at a Go Fund Me page. She always had a smile on her face, loved to play.

Mugshots released Monday by Sumpter Township police officials appear to stem from charges filed against both Fields and Diaz following that incident.


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