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    Default Ok. This Makes No Sense

    Or else I missed something in the translation from Swahelee...

    Toddler's Death Ruled Homicide
    POSTED: 7:00 am EDT July 3, 2007

    WASHINGTON -- The death of a 2-year-old D.C. girl has been ruled a homicide by the D.C. medical examiner.

    Zion Tolbert's mother said her daughter was having trouble breathing last Thursday. The toddler was taken to Greatest Southeast Community Hospital and died less than an hour later.

    The medical examiner's office ruled the toddler died of blunt force trauma and the manner of death a homicide. Police are asking anyone with information is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police Department's Violent Crime's Branch at 202-727-9099.

    D.C. police offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for any homicide committed in the city.

    Copyright 2007 by nbc4.com.


    Ok. They ruled it a homicide by blunt force trauma. That part is easy to understand. But why would they be asking for "anyone with information"? Where the heck were Mom and Dad during this incident?????
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    WASHINGTON -- Police have ruled that a D.C. toddler's death was a homicide, authorities said Monday.

    Police said that at about 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, 2-year-old Zion Tolbert was taken from her residence in the 3500 block of Brothers Place in Southeast to the Greater Southeast Community Hospital when her mother found she was having trouble breathing.

    Tolbert was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:05 p.m., authorities said.

    Authorities have ruled that the toddler's death was caused by blunt force trauma.

    The case is under investigation.

    Anyone with possible information about this case is asked to call police at 202-727-9099.

    The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $25,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for any homicide committed in the District of Columbia.

    Copyright 2007 by nbc4.com.
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    maybe they're looking for friends of the family or neighbors that might have seen the parents being rough with the kid or something...

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    There is another possibility, that DC Police use a standard form for writing press releases and the information that is confusing you is of the preprinted and not allways applicable variety.
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    It's a tragedy either way but I'd agree it's part of a press release template.
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    Mark could be right.......... Remember, we're talking about the Cops here
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    Thanks guys, sometimes it takes a different pair of eyes to see/read something.

    WHHEEEWWWW. Thought it was all in my head.

    OK... DONT ANSWER THAT LAST BIT! HEHEHEEHHEE
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