East County man arrested in 7-month-old daughter’s death

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SANTEE, Calif. — A 35-year-old man was charged with murder Friday, nearly eight months after his 7-month-old daughter’s death.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department started investigating on April 22 when firefighters responded to a call about a 7-month-old in medical distress near 8600 Paseo Del Rey in Santee. The infant was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead three days later on April 25, authorities said.

Homicide detectives investigated the circumstances of her death and obtained an arrest warrant for her father, Daniel Charles Marshall. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested the 35-year-old resident of Santee on Dec. 3 just before 4:30 p.m.

The sheriff’s department said he was booked into San Diego Central Jail on suspicion of murder and child abuse resulting in death. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Police have not released information about what led to the infant’s injuries.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the baby’s death to call the homicide unit at 858-285-6330 or the after hours number at 858-565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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