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CBP: Girl From India Dies in Desert on Way to US

Death took place in 'dangerous and austere location' in Arizona

(Newser) - The body of a 7-year-old girl believed to be from India was found this week in a remote part of the Arizona desert just over the border with Mexico, a death that a Border Patrol official is calling "senseless," reports the Daily Beast . Per a Customs and Border... More »

Country Singer's Son Drowned at Home

Rep confirms River Smith's cause of death

(Newser) - River Kelly Smith, the 3-year-old son of country singer Granger Smith, died in a tragic drowning accident at home, according to rep Jay Jones of BBR Music Group. Smith, 39, shared the awful news Thursday that River couldn't be revived after a "tragic accident." "Amber and... More »

Flooded Creek Sweeps Away 4-Year-Old Boy

Owen Jones is just 4 years old

(Newser) - Authorities are desperately searching for a 4-year-old Indiana boy who was carried away by a flooded creek on Thursday, CBS News reports. A witness saw Owen Jones get pulled downstream by Deer Creek in Delphi and told authorities, triggering a search by drone, boat, and sonar. But it switched to... More »

Teen Girl's Death at ER Remains a Mystery

Chloe Ricard was dropped off at hospital, and now her family wants answers

(Newser) - By the time Chloe Ricard arrived at a Lawrence, Mass., emergency room, medical staff said there was nothing they could do. The 13-year-old from Amesbury was pronounced dead "shortly after arrival" at Lawrence General Hospital at 4:47pm Monday, according to the Essex District Attorney's Office. But what... More »

Custody Fight May Have Led to Toddler's Unthinkable Killing

3-year-old dies in burning car, with the doors chained shut

(Newser) - The death itself is tragic: A 3-year-old girl died after being trapped in a burning car in Queens on Sunday night. But the circumstances make it hard to fathom: The car doors had been chained shut from the inside, an apparent bid to stop anyone from rescuing her, reports the... More »

She Died at Age 7 in CBP Custody. Now, an Official Cause of Death

Jakelin Caal Maquin died of sepsis from strep bacteria, medical examiner says

(Newser) - When Jakelin Caal Maquin arrived Dec. 6 from Guatemala at the US-Mexico border with her father and more than 100 migrants, her family says she'd eaten well during her journey and wasn't sick. By early Dec. 8, the 7-year-old was dead . Customs and Border Protection, which had taken... More »

2 Fifth-Graders Got in a Fight at School. One Is Now Dead

South Carolina school isn't saying much about the circumstances surrounding the fight

(Newser) - Investigators are releasing few details about a fifth-grader in South Carolina who died Wednesday from injuries she suffered in a fight two days before at her elementary school. School officials who called 911 initially said the girl collapsed Monday and was unconscious but breathing in the nurse's office at... More »

9-Year-Old Found Dead in Duffel Bag

It's still not clear what happened to Trinity Love Jones

(Newser) - County maintenance workers found a young girl's body stuffed inside a duffel bag last week along a hiking trail in LA's Hacienda Heights community. On Sunday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said she has been identified as 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones, the LA Times reports. Police... More »

Tragedy in Maryland: a Baby Dead, a Young Girl Charged

Paxton Davis was left alone with 11-year-old while mother did an errand, police say

(Newser) - A baby is dead, and an 11-year-old girl is being tied to his death. CNN reports that 1-year-old Paxton Davis died Thursday, four days after he was admitted to a Maryland hospital with "severe injuries to his upper body," per a Prince George's County Police Department release... More »

A Refugee Mother's Anguish After Fire: 'All 7 Are Dead?'

Ibrahim and Kawthar Barho lost all of their children in house fire; Ibrahim Barho is clinging to life

(Newser) - Friends say a family in Canada was set to move next week from the home they rented and head back to the district in Nova Scotia where they'd first landed as refugees from war-torn Raqqa, Syria, in 2017. Now the family of nine has been tragically reduced to two... More »

Japan's Abe on 10-Year-Old's Death: 'We Failed'

Girl had complained of abuse by father, but she was returned to her home

(Newser) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stood before Japan's parliament Thursday and said the government had failed a 10-year-old girl. Mia Kurihara was found dead in the bathroom of her home near Tokyo last month, and both her parents are now facing charges. An autopsy didn't reveal a cause of... More »

Boy, 13, Found Dead 5 Days After He Ran Away From Home

Corey Brown disappeared after 'disciplinary discussion' with parents

(Newser) - A nightmare ending to the story of a 13-year-old Iowa boy who ran away from home: Corey Brown was found dead Sunday morning. He ran away after a "disciplinary discussion" with his parents Tuesday night during which his phone was taken away, police say, though the police chief tells... More »

A Sad Find: Body of Toddler Who Fell Down Well

Julen Rosello had plummeted down borehole in Spain on Jan. 13

(Newser) - Nearly two weeks after it began, a story overseas ends in heartbreak. Rescuers who'd been desperately trying to get to a toddler who'd fallen down a well in Spain had hoped that he might still be alive due to the cold weather, which could have slowed down his... More »

Boy, 10, Finished Homework, Then Hung Himself

Mom cites bullying complaints, plans to sue school district

(Newser) - Tami Charles recalls seeing her son pray for the bullies she says tormented him at school. She only wishes such compassion was shown to him. Seven Bridges, 10, a fifth-grader at Kerrick Elementary in Louisville, Ky., finished a writing assignment and hung up his clothes, then died by hanging during... More »

Their Families at Church, They Played in the Snow. Then, Tragedy

12-year-old Esther Jung died outside Chicago after snow fort collapsed on her

(Newser) - A 12-year-old girl has died after a snow fort collapsed while she was playing outside a church in suburban Chicago. Arlington Heights police are calling the death a "tragic accident," the AP reports. Police say the girl, Esther Jung, was playing with a 9-year-old girl in the snow... More »

Cops: Boy May Have Died After Breathing In Fish Smell

11-year-old from Brooklyn seems to have suffered allergic reaction as family cooked New Year's meal

(Newser) - Authorities are trying to figure out what caused the death of a Brooklyn boy, and it may be tied to a rare allergic reaction. The New York Post and New York Daily News report that the 11-year-old, named Camron Jean-Pierre or Camron Jean-Paul, got sick Tuesday evening while at home... More »

Cops: Girl Told by Mom to 'Hurry' Under Train Dies

'Worst thing I've ever seen in my life,' witness says of 8-year-old killed in Fresno, Calif.

(Newser) - Joy Frances Collins didn't want to miss her bus home, so the California mom asked her children to do something they'd done many times before, police say—and now her young daughter is dead. Per Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer, Collins, her 9-year-old son, and 8-year-old Joyanna (spelled... More »

She Survived by Leaping Out Window. Her 5 Kids Died

House fire in Youngstown, Ohio, claims lives of children between the ages of 1 and 9

(Newser) - Five children, including 1-year-old twins, died in a late-night fire that swept through a house after neighbors were awakened by a loud boom, firefighters said. The only survivor was the children's mother, who jumped out of a second-floor window Sunday night, according to Youngstown Fire Capt. Kurt Wright. The... More »

Arrest Made in Death of NC Teen

Michael Ray McLellan, 34, has been charged in kidnapping, murder of Hania Noelia Aguilar, 13

(Newser) - The FBI says an arrest has been made in the disappearance and death of a North Carolina teenager. A statement issued by the FBI says Michael Ray McLellan has been charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, per the AP . FOX Carolina reports that... More »

A 'Nationally Recognized Protocol,' an Autistic Teen's Death

Was it appropriate to use 'prone restraint' in this situation?

(Newser) - A private California school has had its certification suspended and an investigation is underway after an incident last month that left a special needs teen dead. The Sacramento Bee reports on what's said to have transpired Nov. 28 at Guiding Hands School in El Dorado Hills, when a 13-year-old... More »

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