Manhunt continues for dad accused of killing daughter

LAKEHURST - Officials from 13 local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies are still searching for the Eatontown man who was charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter.

Monmouth County prosecutors announced yesterday that they have filed a murder charge against 27-year-old Arthur Morgan III.

Police say 2-year-old Tierra Morgan lived in Lakehurst with her mother. She was having a court-approved visit with her father Monday, but he never returned with her.

Her body was discovered Tuesday strapped into her car seat, face down in a stream in Shark River Park. An autopsy shows she drowned.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office says Morgan was last seen Monday between the hours of 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. on the platform of the Asbury Park train station.

A warrant from Ocean County charging Morgan with child endangerment and interference with custody was issued before the girl's body was found.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office at 732-577-8700 - . Father sought for murder of NJ toddler Missing 2-year-old girl found dead in Monmouth Co. park

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