A Jacksonville man is being extradited back to Onslow County after he fled North Carolina for murdering his own 9-month-old child.
TraQuan Romel Curtis, 21, of Village Circle in Jacksonville is being charged with an open count of murder in connection with the death of his 9-month-old baby, Izidora Roshanda Curtis.
While the date of Izidora injuries is unknown, she died on September 22, 2017 because of a “head and neck trauma.”
On September 22, Jacksonville Police Department Special Victims Unit began investigating the death of little Izidora. District Attorney Earnie Lee spoke with law enforcement last week and approved the murder charge against Curtis as well as approving his extradition back to Onslow County.
The U.s Marshals Fugitive Task Force was requested on Thursday and on Friday, bringing Curtis into custody, according to a press release by the Jacksonville Police Department.
Curtis Facebook page lists him as from and living in Danburry, Connecticut. Curtis was believed to be in Connecticut and Connecticut Violent Fugitive Task Force say they received information about Curtis staying with a relative in Waterbury, Connecticut, which is where he was found by police.
Curtis was being held in the custody of Connecticut Department of Corrections as a fugitive of justice, but as of 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, he was showing “out of custody” status. Officials in Connecticut confirmed to News In Onslow that Curtis is being extradited back to Jacksonville, North Carolina.
According to Lt. Norman Davis, JPD Investigations Supervisors, the investigation is ongoing.