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Mom found pushing dead 3-year-old son in park swing

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Law enforcement officials say an autopsy has been completed on a child who was found dead in a park swing as his mother pushed him, but the cause of death remains under investigation.

Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Diane Richardson said Monday that there were no findings on the cause or manner of death of the 3-year-old found Friday in La Plata, Maryland.

Richardson says further investigation and toxicology tests are needed.

The 24-year-old mother was taken to a hospital Friday. Richardson said she was still hospitalized Monday. Officials haven’t identified her. They’ve said she may have been at the park for hours before the boy was discovered.

Richardson says detectives are working to establish a timeline of the days before his death. Previously, she said there were no obvious signs of foul play but that it hadn’t been ruled out.




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  • Realist

    Please don’t let this be another mother taking a child’s life……there must be signs……we have to pay attention and not ignore what may be a hard issue to press…….look people……see what is gong on around you

    • Edward Douglas

      Yes! Watch what is going on with children in the neighborhood so you can A) be labeled a creep, looking for children B) be seen as prying and being a busy body, with children that are not yours. No thanks. I could care less what happens to children that are not my own.

  • Kenneth P. Kelly

    1) I can sort of understand where Edward is coming from, the way people and the law are today, but 2) How can anyone make a statement like” I can care less what happens to children that are not my own”? Shame on you…Do you realize what that makes you sound like? God forbid if you ever do have children of your own. For that matter, I sure hope you don’t have any nieces and nephews.

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