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Investigation Continues Into Scalding Death Of 2-Year-Old

Posted December 22, 2005

— Authorities in Orange County Thursday are expected to identify the parents of a 2-year-old girl who was scalded to death while in the care of a family friend.

Investigators say Briana Faucette suffered second- and third-degree burns over 40 percent of her body and was pronounced dead when she reached North Carolina Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, authorities were dispatched to a lot in the Bingham Woods Mobile Home Park off of Ford Road near Chapel Hill when they received a call of a child in cardiac arrest.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office said Briana was in the care of Jamie Wilson, who lived at the address. Authorities said the child's parents are not local residents.

The child's body was sent to the state medical examiner's office in Chapel Hill for an autopsy.

Investigators seized several pieces of evidence from Wilson's home, authorities said. Orange County District Attorney Jim Waddell, however, said it was too early in the investigation to determine whether charges would be filed in the case.


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