GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – Gwinnett County Police have launched a manhunt for a father wanted for the murder of his three-month-old daughter.
On Saturday, September 9, Charles Hamilton called 911 to report that his baby was in distress at an apartment on Springs Lane in Atlanta. Corporal Michele Pihera of the Gwinnett County Police Department said that the father told police his three-month-old daughter Adrian Hamilton was having trouble breathing.
But after the child was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, hospital staff noticed severe injuries — including fractured ribs and a brain bleed — that they say were “inconsistent with her initial medical problems.”
Adrian passed away on September 13. An autopsy revealed she suffered significant head trauma.
Detectives determined the baby’s injuries happened while in the care of Hamilton, who was reportedly left in charge of his daughter while the baby’s mother made a trip to the laundromat.
“Because of Adrian’s premature death, we will never know her true potential,” Gwinnett County Police said in a news release Monday. “We pray that her mother will find solace in knowing that Charles has been charged with this heinous crime.”
Hamilton is wanted for murder, cruelty to children. and aggravated battery.
Police describe him as a Black male who is five feet, six inches tall, and weighs around 155 pounds. His last known address was on Roswell Road in Atlanta. Hamilton may be driving a tan 2008 GMC Yukon with license plate number TRINI3, and a flag of Trinidad on the front.
Authorities have asked anyone with information about where Hamilton may be to contact Gwinnett County Police Department at (770) 513-5300. Crime Stoppers Atlanta is also offering up to $2,000 for any information that can lead to an arrest.
Main photo: Charles Hamilton [Gwinnett County Police Department]