Florida man trying to adopt 13-month-old child charged in her murder

Posted at 8:10 PM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 09:02:47-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A Cape Coral man is charged with murdering a thirteen-month-old child he was trying to adopt.

The baby girl died at the home on SE 9th Avenue in January. Dustin Todd was arrested by Cape Coral Police Tuesday at his job following a six month investigation into the infant's death. 

Investigators are not releasing how the baby died, citing concerns with compromising the state's case against Todd. 

However, investigators did say Todd was fostering the child and was in the process of adopting her with his wife, who is the child's aunt. 

Todd is charged with second degree murder and child abuse.