Dad ARTHUR MORGAN III got "court-approved visitation" and took advantage of his quality time with his 2-year-old daughter to drown her in a stream like some unwanted puppy. Now Daddy is missing, and the subject of a nationwide manhunt.
What I'd like to know is what judge "approved" this father's visitation with this helpless toddler, and what allegations of abuse/neglect existed before--allegations that were no doubt completely ignored so this criminal thug could have his father's rights. Let's see the names of all the people who supported this daddy's "right" to unhindered access to this poor child. Because they have blood on their hands too.
Nationwide manhunt continues for Monmouth County fugitive in toddler's murder
5:32 PM, Nov. 26, 2011
Margaret F. Bonafide | Staff Writer
FREEHOLD — An intense nationwide manhunt continues for Arthur Morgan III, the 27-year-old Monmouth County man wanted on murder charges stemming from the brutal slaying of his 2-year-old daughter, authorities said.
Christopher J. Gramiccioni, First Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor, said the FBI and U.S. Marshals are participating in the nationwide search for Morgan that includes the NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force. Gramiccioni said authorities have to consider that Morgan has left the state.
Morgan was the featured fugitive Saturday on the website for the “America’s Most Wanted” television show. The website says Morgan has ties in California, New Mexico and Texas. He also lived in Eatontown, police said.
About 100 people gathered at Shark River Park Friday night to honor Tierra Morgan-Glover.
The child’s mother, Imani Benton, 24, of Lakehurst, was among those attending the vigil and was visibly distraught throughout the event. She had to be physically supported by other attendees and repeatedly cried out “she was my baby girl” during the vigil.
Authorities have been asking the public to help in providing any information about the whereabouts of Morgan since the body was discovered by a group of teens shortly before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wall. The child’s body was strapped in a car seat and she was partially submerged in a stream in Shark River Park.
Morgan picked up his daughter from Benton on Monday for a court-approved visit. Morgan was supposed to return the child by 6 p.m., authorities said. When Morgan failed to return, the mother called police. Morgan was last seen on the platform of the Asbury Park train station between 7 and 8 p.m. Monday, authorities said.
An autopsy showed the child died from “homicidal violence.”
Anyone with information should call the Monmouth County Prosecutor's tip line at 1-800-533-7443.