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Manhunt underway for Michigan couple after 4-year-old child murdered

Posted at 7:15 AM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-08 19:22:49-05

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

According to police, they are searching for 24-year-old Candice Diaz and 28-year-old Brad Fields.

Police responded to a 911 call around 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 1 for an unresponsive 4-year-old girl. After the arrived, CPR was being administered by family members and officers found the girl suffering from "obvious severe burns about her extremities."

She was taken to the hospital and shortly after pronounced dead.

Two days later, the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner ruled the child's death as a homicide with evidence of multiple traumatic injuries and signs of Battered Child Syndrome.

A manhunt is underway for Diaz and Fields, and they are believed to be driving a black 2002 Chevy Cavalier bearing Michigan license plate DTR 1854.

Police say an arrest warrant has been approved for Diaz and Fields on the charges of felony murder, second degree murder, first degree child abuse and torture.

The Marshals believe they are together and in the Metro Detroit area.

"I want her to turn herself in, I want justice for Gabby," said Gabby's father.

US Marshals are offering a reward of up to $5000 for anyone with information that leads them to a direct arrest.  Contact the US Marshals at (313) 234-5656.

As for the Barrett family, they’re trying to raise money in hopes of a proper funeral for Gabby.

Donations are welcomed at their Go Fund Me page.