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Fayetteville police investigate infant's death

Posted April 14, 2011
Updated April 15, 2011

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— Police said Thursday that they are investigating the December death of a 9-month-old Fayetteville girl as a homicide.

Somiah Renee Prieto was found unresponsive in a home in the 2600 block of Emerson Avenue on Dec. 4, police said. She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where she died the next day.

An autopsy determined the cause of death was a “non-accidental head injury,” prompting police to investigate her death.

No other details of the case were released.

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  • Weetie Apr 15, 2011

    poor baby! I have a 9 month old. I look at her precious face & wonder how anyone could hurt a baby...well, any child.

    That's the difference between egg donors and real mothers, Jenny! Thank God for parents like you.

  • dmccoy Apr 14, 2011

    THE MOTHER, FATHER, BOYFRIEND OR SIBLINGS WHO WAS IN THE HOUSE AT THE TIME SHE WAS HURT WAS THE TRAMA LONG TERM COME ON PEOPLE LET THE BODY TELL YOU THE STORY

  • Desiderata Apr 14, 2011

    To state "non accidental trauma", they have to do research and an autopsy. To make charges, they have to investigate those who are involved, and a lot of the time the truth is not immediately told. It has not taken 5 months to determine cause, but most likely it has taken this long to build a case that will stand up in court.

  • hollylama Apr 14, 2011

    Its strange it takes 5 months to determine the cause of death of one child but its taken Fort Bragg...over a year to determine what has killed 8+ infants.

  • jennylock2004 Apr 14, 2011

    poor baby! I have a 9 month old. I look at her precious face & wonder how anyone could hurt a baby...well, any child.