Sumpter Township, MI – A woman and her boyfriend are wanted for torture and murder after a 4-year-old girl was found with severe burns on her arms and legs, police said.
This couple has had over a week on the run, and could be anywhere. Please share on social media to help get the word out to find these two.
Gabrielle “Gabby” Barrett died on New Year’s Day, WJBK reported.
The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office approved arrest warrants for Candice Diaz, 24, and her boyfriend, Brad Fields, 28, on Monday, for offenses that included felony murder, second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse, and torture, WDIV reported.
Fields was also charged with a habitual offender offense.
According to the U.S. Marshals, Diaz is 5 feet, and weighs 95 pounds. She has blue eyes and brown hair.
Fields is 5 feet 5 inches, and weighs 190 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair.
The couple may be driving a black 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, bearing Michigan plate DTR1854.
Police were called to the family’s residence on Jan. 1 at 10:43 a.m., WDIV reported.
Officers arrived to find family members were performing CPR on a lifeless 4-year-old girl in the living room of the home.
The child had “obvious” wounds from severe burns on her arms and legs, and was rushed for emergency medical treatment.
She was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived at the hospital.
The Washtenaw County Medical Examiner ruled the girl’s death as a homicide on Jan. 3, WXYZ reported. Her body also showed evidence of Battered Child Syndrome, and numerous traumatic injuries.
Police said that Diaz and Fields – who was not the child’s father – have been on the run since the little girl’s death.
According to WDIV, police were called to the home on May 20, 2016, after Diaz reported that her boyfriend had beaten her and shot her dog.
She told investigators that her boyfriend was suicidal, and that he also shot himself.
Police SWAT teams responded, and investigators later found animal waste, guns, and drugs inside the home.
According to WJBK, Fields was arrested for firearm possession, firearm possession by a felon, and domestic violence on May 20, 2016, but was not convicted.
Diaz was sentenced to probation in July of 2016, for charges of firearm possession, altering identification, and possession of prescription forms.
Investigators asked that anyone with information about this case contact the U.S. Marshal Detroit Fugitive Apprehension team at 313-234-5656 or the Sumpter Township Police at 734-461-4833 ext. 305, WJBK reported.
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