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Death of Wayne County toddler investigated

Posted October 27, 2010

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— The Wayne County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday was investigating the death of a 21-month-old boy.

The boy's mother took him to the emergency room at Wayne Memorial Hospital on Monday afternoon because he wasn't acting normally, authorities said. He died at the hospital.

A preliminary autopsy determined that the boy, whose name hasn't been released, died of trauma to the body, but investigators haven't determined whether the trauma was accidental or intentional.

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  • wildcat Oct 27, 2010

    How sad. Waiting for the true results as to what happen the baby. My condolences to the family.

  • oceancandle Oct 27, 2010

    I totally understand parents not wanting to take their kids for medical treatment anymore. Kids get hurt! Not every parent is abusive! But doctors, hospitals, social services and law enforcement can sure make you feel like you are. It actually makes you paranoid and overprotective!

  • CharmedLife Oct 27, 2010

    Oh my goodness!! I can only hope and pray that this was unintentional. Prayers go out to that baby's family.

  • kewlmom Oct 27, 2010

    It's Wednesday, do you not have any more information than this?

  • Winston Oct 27, 2010

    If he was abused...termination is appropriate.

  • u stand corrected Oct 27, 2010

    Why does WRAL report these one paragraph stories before the truth is known especially?

  • ashleyspivey1986 Oct 27, 2010

    I have a 22 month old boy and he climbs on everything...he fell off the couch the other day and really could have hurt himself...hopefully this is the case with this little boy...never judge bc you never know

  • mochabrown Oct 27, 2010

    So sad. I hope this child wasn't abused.