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Toddler found dead at Fort Bragg

Posted September 19, 2011

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— A young child was found dead at Fort Bragg over the weekend, but officials said they don't believe the death is linked to a string of unexplained baby deaths on the post.

The unidentified child was about 18 months old, officials said. The cause of death hasn't yet been determined.

Twelve children under age 2 died in military housing on Fort Bragg between early 2007 and early 2011. The Army and the Consumer Product Safety Commission tested the housing for various problems but could find no environmental link to the deaths, so the Army closed the investigation into the deaths.

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  • cindilaree2 Sep 20, 2011

    I do agree that the headline could have been so much better and less sensationalized. Let's remember there's a devastated family of this precious child involved. But let's also realize that the lack of information is not to be blamed on WRAL, but rather on the powers-that-be at Ft. Bragg that have done nothing to uncover the truth in these cases and everything to hide it. No sincere effort at discovering the cause of this cluster of infant & child deaths has been made. Instead the post commander has gone so far as to cast the blame on the parents in their time of unbearable loss and pain. And no one in Washington has done anything to assist these poor families. It is a travesty. My grandson, 4-1/1-month-old Jaxson Garza was the last baby to die in military housing at Ft. Bragg of "undisclosed causes", the twelfth unexplained death in a period of exactly four years. And now another child is added to the list and another family's sorrow and suffering begin... This is unspeakably sad.

  • wildcat Sep 20, 2011

    Seriously WRAL, can we get a little more detail before trying to be the "First to Report", this leaves unasnwered questions and not much to read!
    sunflowerbubbles

    I agree with you on your comment. Hopefully they will get the picture of what you are saying. Being first is not necessary a good thing all the time. Especially when people depend on you for the news coverage. We want a story not 1/4 of a piece.

  • wildcat Sep 20, 2011

    they don't believe the death is linked to a string of unexplained baby deaths

    WOW! Another baby! Maybe they need to call in the FBI or somebody and see exactly what is going on. Babies and children are precious human beings. Give the parents some kind of explanation if it was not SIDS.

  • sunflowerbubbles Sep 20, 2011

    Seriously WRAL, can we get a little more detail before trying to be the "First to Report", this leaves unasnwered questions and not much to read!

  • angie91375 Sep 20, 2011

    nickandtabby..I don't think this is the same family..This was a friends grandson..I for one think an investigation needs to be done from an outside source...you don't hear of this many children getting dying in the "projects".

  • pattip574 Sep 20, 2011

    Tizu, you're naive. Praying for this family, as well as the other families who have lost their precious children.

  • samiam1244 Sep 20, 2011

    And what's the rest of the story..found dead .where at?.more detail's please.

  • familyfour Sep 20, 2011

    Not much respect for the headlines. Makes it sound like someone walked up and found a dead child. :(

  • dwr1964 Sep 20, 2011

    The government will never tell the correct story. They have been lying to us blatently since 1776.

  • familyfour Sep 20, 2011

    So sad....

    So very sad.

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