MI couple arrested in South GA for death of 4-year-old faces judge

MI couple arrested in South GA for death of 4-year-old faces judge
Candice Diaz (Source: Michigan State Police)
Candice Diaz (Source: Michigan State Police)
Brad Fields (Source: Michigan State Police)
Brad Fields (Source: Michigan State Police)
(Source: Christina Jenkins via WFLA)
(Source: Christina Jenkins via WFLA)
(Source: Christina Jenkins via WFLA)
(Source: Christina Jenkins via WFLA)

LAKE PARK, GA (WALB) - A Michigan couple wanted for the murder of a 4-year-old has been arrested in South Georgia.

The couple was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday off I-75 in Lake Park.

According to Lowndes County Sheriff Office officials, the U.S. Marshal's Office tipped officials off that the couple could be traveling to the area.

Deputies began canvassing the area for the couples' vehicle.

They surrendered without incident.

Lowndes County officials are prepared to keep the couple as long as needed, and then they will be extradited to Michigan.

The investigation began after police responded to the home in Sumpter Township, Michigan and the child wasn't breathing.

She later died at the hospital.

The coroner ruled the death a homicide due to signs of battered child syndrome.

Both Diaz and Fields are being charged with murder.

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