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1-Year-Old Dies After Wildfire Traps Family

They tried to flee fast-moving Washington blaze

(Newser) - A 1-year-old boy in Washington state has become the youngest victim of the devastating wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest. Okanogan County Sheriff Tony Hawley says Uriel Hyland died and parents Jacob Hyland, 31, and Jamie Hyland, 26, were severely burned while trying to escape the Cold Springs Fire, Fox... More »

12-Year-Old's Death Causes an Outcry in Sweden

She was shot to death, an innocent bystander in an apparent gang feud

(Newser) - The Swedish government vowed Tuesday to find the perpetrators of a drive-by shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl in what authorities said appears to be the latest violence from suburban feuds between criminal gangs fighting over territory. "If we don't stop the new recruitment of young people into... More »

Over 2 Days, 2 Bad Milestones in Florida

State records highest single-day death count, and its youngest victim, a 9-year-old

(Newser) - Florida reported 140 deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, including that of the state's youngest victim yet. A 9-year-old girl from Putnam County died from complications of COVID-19, as confirmed by Putnam County Health Officer Mary Garcia, who said she was unaware of any underlying medical conditions, per CNN... More »

Teen in Foster Care Fatally Restrained for Throwing a Sandwich

3 Mich. youth home staffers charged with manslaughter after Cornelius Fredericks, 16, dies

(Newser) - A Michigan teen went into cardiac arrest and died May 1, two days after an incident in a Kalamazoo youth foster care facility in which staff members restrained him. Per NBC News , a video (warning: graphic) showing what happened to 16-year-old Cornelius Fredericks on April 29 at Lakeside Academy has... More »

Florida Teen's COVID Death Now Under Scrutiny

Carsyn Leigh Davis was treated at home with hydroxychloroquine after big church function

(Newser) - A 17-year-old girl who died of COVID-19 in Florida was initially treated at home with hydroxychloroquine, the unproven drug touted by President Trump, according to a medical examiner's report. Carsyn Leigh Davis, a child cancer survivor who struggled with health issues including obesity and an auto-immune disorder, developed a... More »

Atlanta Mayor to Protesters: 'You Shot and Killed a Baby'

8-year-old Secoriea Turner gunned down near Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks was killed

(Newser) - "Raw emotions and frustration" is how 11Alive describes Atlanta after more than a dozen people were shot, four fatally, in less than 24 hours over the holiday weekend. Among the most devastating of those shootings: 8-year-old Secoriea Turner, who was gunned down and killed near the Wendy's where... More »

102 People Were Shot in Chicago Over the Weekend

A 3-year-old boy is among the 14 fatalities

(Newser) - Fourteen people, including five children, were killed as more than 100 people were shot in a wave of gunfire in Chicago over Father's Day weekend—the city's highest number of shooting victims in a single weekend this year, per the AP . Among the victims was a 3-year-old boy,... More »

In California, a Significant 'Rewrite' of the Virus?

Mysterious deaths of kids, infants, and adults going back to December suggest earlier infections

(Newser) - Health officials, pathologists, and medical examiners are more closely looking at dozens of deaths in California, including those of infants and kids, and what they find "could dramatically rewrite the narrative of COVID-19" in the US, per the Los Angeles Times . A slew of deaths that took place months... More »

In NY, 2 Families Experience 'Every Parent's Nightmare'

2 children have died from rare illness linked to coronavirus

(Newser) - In what Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls "every parent's nightmare," two children in New York state have succumbed to an illness believed to be tied to the coronavirus. CBS New York reports that a 7-year-old boy from Westchester County died last week after suffering neurological complications from a... More »

Cops Have Person of Interest in Evelyn Boswell's Death

But they didn't say much more

(Newser) - Authorities have a person of interest in the death of 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell, whose body was found in Tennessee in March. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office declined to identify the person of interest, who is under investigation, per WJHL . Evelyn's mother, 18-year-old Megan Boswell, remains in jail following... More »

Infant Daughter of NY Firefighter Dies From Virus

4-month-old Jay-Natalie La Santa was the family's 'Warrior Princess'

(Newser) - For a month, little Jay-Natalie La Santa fought off the coronavirus that plagued her tiny body. On Monday, however, the 4-month-old daughter of New York City firefighter Jerel La Santa and his wife, Lindsey, succumbed to COVID-19, just hours after it appeared she'd turned a corner, per the Hill... More »

Young Daughter of First Responders Dies of COVID

Skylar Herbert, 5, is Michigan's youngest victim

(Newser) - Michigan has its first child fatality of the COVID-19 outbreak. The parents of 5-year-old Skylar Herbert took her off a ventilator on Sunday after doctors said she had no hope of recovery and was likely brain-dead, reports the Detroit News . Skylar started having headaches about a month ago, and a... More »

She Says Boy Was Too Tired to Walk. Now, a Grim Find

Body of 5-year-old found near Alaskan hiking trail after mom says she had to leave him to seek help

(Newser) - The body of a 5-year-old boy has been found near an Alaskan hiking trail days after his mother left him in search of help. Ketchikan's Jennifer Treat, 36, and her son, Jaxson Brown, had set out on the 13.7-mile Lunch Creek Trail on Revillagigedo Island on Wednesday before... More »

It Was a Routine Tonsillectomy. One Minute In, Tragedy

7-year-old Paisley Cogsdill's heart stopped Friday in South Carolina

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a routine procedure to take a little girl's tonsils out—but one minute in, things went terribly wrong. CNN reports on the death of 7-year-old Paisley Cogsdill, who died Friday right after her tonsillectomy started at Self Regional Hospital in Greenwood. Paisley's heart... More »

She Fell Out of Burning Car: 'He's Poured Petrol on Me!'

Ex-rugby player, wife, their 3 young children die after car fire in Brisbane, Australia

(Newser) - A former rugby player for the New Zealand Warriors, his wife, and their three young children have died after a car fire, and Australian police say they're now treating the site of the deadly blaze as a crime scene. Per the Australian, via the New York Times , witnesses who... More »

15 Dead at Center Where Kids Were 'Living Like Animals'

Deadly fire took place at Haitian children's center run by controversial Pennsylvania-based group

(Newser) - A blaze that tore through a Haitian children's home on the outskirts of Port-au-Prince killed 15 children, putting the Pennsylvania-based Christian nonprofit that runs it once more under the microscope. Rose-Marie Louis, a worker at the Orphanage of the Church of Bible Understanding, tells the AP the fire started... More »

Missing 6-Year-Old Found Dead

Faye Marie Swetlik's body found in South Carolina

(Newser) - A tragic end to the case of the 6-year-old South Carolina girl who disappeared Monday after getting off her school bus : Faye Marie Swetlik was found dead Thursday, and a homicide investigation has been opened, authorities said. The body of a man also was found recently in the neighborhood where... More »

Baby Suffocates After Mom Dies, Collapses on Him

A heartbreaking story out of Tempe, Arizona

(Newser) - A double tragedy in Tempe, Arizona, where a man woke up after working a late shift to find his wife and newborn son dead downstairs. The body of Larinique Meadows, 38, was on top of 4-month-old Denari Meadows; authorities believe the mother suffered a fatal heart attack and collapsed on... More »

NYPD Officer Charged With Freezing Son, 8, to Death

Michael Valva and his fiancee allegedly forced boy to stay in freezing garage overnight

(Newser) - A New York Police Department officer and his fiancee were charged with second-degree murder Friday after the transit officer's 8-year-old son was allegedly left in an unheated, unfinished garage overnight and froze to death. Michael Valva, 40, and Angela Pollina, 42, have both pleaded not guilty. As NBC News... More »

3 Young Children Found Dead, Mom Arrested

Police say she has confessed to Monday night murders in Phoenix

(Newser) - Police were called to a Phoenix home Monday night and found an awful scene: a 3-year-old boy and two girls, ages 2 and 7 months, dead in the living room. Their mother, 22-year-old Rachel Henry, was arrested, and on Tuesday police said she admitted to killing all three, AZCentral reports.... More »

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