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Man Accused Of Beating Toddler To Death, Then Burying Her

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Joshua Markus Ryan Beard (credit: Arlington Police Department)

Joshua Markus Ryan Beard (credit: Arlington Police Department)

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - Police have arrested a man for allegedly killing a 19-month-old toddler.

Joshua Beard, 20, faces a capital murder charge. Police said they believe he punched his girlfriend’s daughter and stomped on her until she died. He then buried the little girl’s body in Springtown, according to the police report.

A family member called police to let them know the toddler was missing. Beard was already in police custody for outstanding traffic warrants at the time.

Springtown is west of Fort Worth.

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