Manhunt underway for MI couple accused of scalding 4-year-old

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Pictured, Sumpter Township, Michigan four year old girl, Gabby Barrett as her authorities now seek the arrest of her mother, Candice Renea Diaz and her boyfriend, Brad Fields in relation to the girl's death. Fields was also charged as a habitual offender.

Cops reported severe burns to the little girl's extremities.

Upon reaching the spot, they found the severely burnt victim and rushed her to Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor.

The Washtenaw County (Mich.) Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide with evidence of multiple traumatic injuries and battered-child syndrome - meaning she suffered multiple injuries, at multiple sites, at multiple ages.

A manhunt is underway for the couple, who may be in a black 2002 Chevy Cavalier, with MI license plate number, DTR 1854.

Candice Diaz, the girl's mother, and her boyfriend Brad Fields were arrested Tuesday in Lake Park, Georgia off I-75 near the state line of Florida.

A relative of Fields described him as "a very violent, scary person" in an interview with Fox 2 Detroit. "When Gabby came over, she never had any marks or bruises on her", she said.

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"She didn't have to pass the way she did but I hope we get justice for her really soon", Kyle Barrett, Gabby's father, told WJBK.

"We didn't know. We would have gone" and removed her from the home, he said.

Gabrielle Barrett had an upbeat personality and loved the movie Frozen, said her grandfather, Jerry Barrett, 47. Fields fled the scene, but was later picked up on domestic violence charges.

"She was a ball of joy", added Deborah Barrett, Gabby's grandmother.

Diaz pleaded guilty to two charges: possession of prescription forms and altering ID marks on a firearm, online court records show. The police have urged the people to call the U.S. Marshal Detroit Fugitive Apprehension team at 313-234-5656 or the Sumpter Township Police at 734-461-4833 ext.

Police say Fields ran away from the home.

A GoFundMe page initially set up to help her family bury her has since been removed, but a second one has been established.

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