A two-year-old girl died alone in the woods after being abandoned, police say.
She is thought to have died from hypothermia after being dumped in Mississippi, US, following her parents having a row.
A manhunt has now been launched for her dad James Harrison, according to local media.
Her mum, Amy Harrison, of Salisbury, North Carolina, is said to have argued with him over his alleged drug use last Thursday.
The bust-up last Thursday reportedly led the mum to jump out of the car at a petrol station and call her friends to pick her up.
Meanwhile, he drove off with the unnamed girl and her seven-year-old brother still in the truck.
He later abandoned the vehicle with the two youngsters still inside in woods near the town of Lake, Mississippi, it is claimed.
The children left the truck but got separated from each other.
Eventually the boy found a hunter in the woods and asked for help, which sparked a police hunt.
The truck was later discovered in the woods off the road.
Officers searched the area and found the girl’s body.
Authorities believe the little girl died from hypothermia, although an autopsy will determine the official cause of death.
Amy Harrison contacted police on Friday to say she had not heard from her husband, who is the dad of the girl and the stepdad of the boy, US media reports.
The seven-year-old boy is now in protective custody.
James Harrison is a type one diabetic and does not have his medicine, WSOC reports.
He was last seen on Friday in a delusional state asking for help finding his girlfriend.
Scott County Sheriff Mike Lee said: “His mental state, he was not making good decisions.
“When he was seen by the witness on Friday, he was actually not in any shoes, was wearing some short-sleeve shirt, appeared to be soaking wet.
“And again, was out in the elements for quite a while.”
The mum has been charged with child neglect.
The couple had been arguing about his alleged drug use at the time, according to the Metro.
Susan Euart, who worked with James Harrison, said: “They seemed like they were a happy family to me.”