Court Probation Officer Arrested for Murder in Death of Daughter Left in Locked Pickup Throughout Heat of the Day

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Guam – A Superior Court Probation Officer has been arrested for murder in the death of his 2 year old daughter who died after being left locked in a pickup throughout the heat of the day.

46 year old Anthony L. Morcilla of  Barrigada has been booked and confined for murder and child abuse. He is the Senior Probation Officer in the Juvenile Section at the Superior Court of Guam.

According to a release from Guam Police Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia, Morcilla parked his car at 8:30am Wednesday in the employee parking lot at the Superior Court and went into work.

Morcilla was supposed to have taken his daughter to day care, says Balajadia, but “the child fell asleep and the father forgot about her being in the car.”

It wasn’t until 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, 7 hours later, that Morcilla apparently recalled that his 2 year old daughter was inside the pickup.

“Realizing, [he] ran back to his car and found his child’s lifeless body,” states Officer Balajadia’s release.

 

READ Officer Balajadia’s release in FULL below:

GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS

4:20pm, Wednesday, April 03, 2013, officers responded to a call of a death involving a 2-year-old female toddler who had been transported by medics to Naval Hospital.

It was reported that the father of a 2-year-old female toddler had parked his car, secured it at about 8:30am, and went into work. At around 3:30pm this afternoon, realizing, ran back to his car and found his child’s lifeless body. CPR was conducted and medics were called.  The toddler was transported to Navy Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The father was supposed to have taking the toddler to day care this morning. The child fell asleep and the father forgot about her being in the car.

Detectives arrested;

Senior Probation Officer, Juvenile Section, Superior Court of Guam, ANTHONY L MORCILLA, m/Cham/46/Barrigada, was charged with Murder and Child Abuse. He’s booked and confined

A J Balajadia
Guam Police Department Spokesperson