Zavala said deputies responded to the residence at approximately 7:45 a.m. for a report of a possible suicide. Green was pronounced dead at the scene. Rural/Metro Fire Department also responded to the call.
The Yuma Fire Department said the agency is saddened by this morning's tragic death, and expressed sympathy for Capt. Green's family. Fire Chief Jack McArthur would like the Yuma community to know that "Our focus, at this tragic time, is on supporting the family in their need." YFD also asked that in this time of loss and sorrow, the family's privacy be respected.
According to the Yuma Police Department, at about 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, Green, who is the child's biological father, got into an argument with the baby's mother about custody issues, because he did not possess any custodial rights for her. He then reportedly took the baby, Aleeha Green, and fled with her in a Dodge pickup.
The mother contacted YPD at about 10 p.m. to report the incident.
Green was later seen driving in the area of Boulder City, Nev., to the southeast of Las Vegas. An Amber Alert for Aleeha was issued in that state at about 2 p.m. Sept 18.
He was spotted and followed by two Utah Highway Patrol officers who were waiting at the state line after learning of the kidnapping. Once Green realized he was being followed, he pulled over.
At some point before arriving in Utah, Green reportedly attempted to disguise his truck by hand painting it with white primer. Even though the truck was now a different color, the UHP officers confirmed the truck belonged to Green by matching the license plate number with information provided via the Amber Alert.
Green was arrested at about 2:30 p.m. Sept. 18 near St. George, Utah. The child was not harmed and was taken into state custody until family members arrived. He was later taken to the Washington County Jail where he eventually posted a $100,000 bail and returned to Yuma.
A Yuma County grand jury indicted Green on the charge in September and he was issued a summons to appear. He was arraigned on the charge earlier this month and had a court date scheduled for Nov. 19.
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