Tyler Ward Enix, Sought in Wife's Death, Captured; Daughter Found Safe: Police

by Erik Ortiz /  / Updated 
Image: Brooklynne Enix
Police in Knoxville, Tenn. released a photo of missing child Brooklynne Enix.Knoxville Police Department

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An "armed and dangerous" Tennessee man whose wife was murdered and 2-year-old daughter had gone missing was found Thursday morning with the little girl in Ohio, investigators said.

Tyler Ward Enix, 36, was caught without incident in rural Morrow County, about 400 miles north of Knoxville, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted. His daughter, Brooklynne, was "safe," the agency said.

"A citizen had heard the AMBER Alert on the radio and realized he was behind the vehicle referenced in the alert," authorities said in a news release. "The citizen called 911 and deputies with the Morrow County Sheriff’s Office responded and initiated a traffic stop."

Image: Brooklynne Enix
Police in Knoxville, Tenn. released a photo of missing child Brooklynne Enix.Knoxville Police Department

Enix is a suspect in the death of his wife, Kimberly, who was found murdered Wednesday in her Knoxville apartment, investigators said. He faces a first-degree murder charge.

Neighbors told polce they saw Enix driving away from the apartment building in his wife's car before her body was discovered.

The couple's daughter, Brooklynne, went missing after the incident.

Enix had previously been arrested for domestic assault, false imprisonment and aggravated assault. Hours before he was captured, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had added Enix to the state's Top Ten Most Wanted list.

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