A fugitive MI mother and her boyfriend accused of torturing and killing the woman's four-year-old daughter were arrested in Georgia Tuesday.
Police launched a manhunt for Diaz and Fields, who have been charged with felony murder, second-degree murder, first-degree child abuse and torture, police said.
Diaz and Fields are believed to be traveling in a black 2002 Chevy Cavalier with MI tag number DTR1854, police officials said.
Police were called to the Rawsonville Woods Mobile Home Community about 10:45 a.m., January 1 for a report of an unresponsive 4-year-old girl.
Police said that the home where the girl was found with serious scald wounds was full of animal waste and contained guns and drugs.
The girl was rushed to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
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A manhunt is underway for Diaz and Fields, and they are believed to be driving a black 2002 Chevy Cavalier bearing MI license plate DTR 1854, pictured below. Officers had to storm the home on May 20, 2016, after receiving a report of a gunman barricaded inside following a domestic assault.
Both were charged, yet Child Protective Services weren't summoned until Diaz's four-year-old daughter suffered a horrific death. It's unclear whether Fields is the child's father.
Along with discovering blood inside the home, an investigator noted this: "The smell in the house was quite foul due to old garbage, decaying food, uncleaned dishes, dog urine on the living room floor, dog feces in the children's room, a rabbit with unchanged wood shavings and general uncleanliness". Fields fled the scene, but was later picked up on domestic violence charges. His first time there was Sunday night, for a candlelight vigil.
In 2006, Fields pleaded guilty to carrying an unauthorized concealed weapon and served a year of probation.
"We didn't know anything was going on".