Fugitive N.J. Man Arrested in Death of 2-Year-Old Daughter
Arthur E. Morgan III was arrested Tuesday in San Diego, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. He wanted for his alleged involvement in the death of his 2-year-old daughter. On November 22, 2011, the body of a 2-year-old child, still strapped in her car seat, was found partially submerged in a stream in Shark River Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey.
Morgan was supposed to return the child to her mother on November 21 following a custody visit. When Morgan failed to return the child, he was charged in the Ocean County Superior Court with endangering the welfare of a child and interference with child custody, and a state warrant was issued for his arrest. Once the child’s body was discovered, Morgan was charged with homicide.