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Toddler Found Dead in Bushes on Brice Lane

By Keile Campbell
Journal Staff Writer

Police have launched an investigation concerning the circumstances surrounding the death of a
male toddler found in bushes on Brice Lane in Fox Hill.
According to reports, around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, after the discovery of an unresponsive male
toddler in bushes near a residence, the concerned occupants of the home alerted the police who
upon their arrival discovered a male child with apparent head and neck injuries lying in the
Police Press Liaison Officer Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings said police were informed
by occupants of a residence on Brice Lane of the two-year-old’s body.
“A concerned citizen contacted our department and they indicated that the body of a child was
found unresponsive in bushes next to their home. When our officers arrived on the scene, they
confirmed the child was unresponsive. They also discovered that the child had injuries to the
neck and to the head. Her Majesty’s Coroner was on scene along with Dr. Sands, the pathologist.
We’re not certain as to how the child came about these injuries. However, an autopsy will be
done to find out the exact cause of death in this particular incident,” Chief Superintendent
Skippings said.
Locals on the scene alleged that the young toddler was found with just a t-shirt on and no
bottom, to which, when questioned on that point, Chf. Supt. Skippings, not wanting to indulge in
those details, sent a message to parents.
“I won’t get into how the child was found and what clothing the child had on, but I want to send
a message to parents who have children, and I’m asking you, the kids are the future of our
country. They are young; they are impressionable; they need guidance. I want to encourage
parents to look out for your children – especially young children. Those who are two and three,
we know that’s the active age of young children. They’re very inquisitive, they’re very feisty and
quick! And so, I want to encourage parents to always, always check and know the whereabouts
of your children at all times,” she said.
She explained that the Royal Bahamas Police Force treat such cases very seriously and pursue
offenders to the full extent of the law.
“What I can say to you, as an organization, we are very firm, we are very resolute. There is a
Children and Young Persons Act and where we find that persons are in breach of any offence –
neglect especially, those parents will find themselves before the court. We have zero tolerance to
this type of behavior, and any crimes that’s happening inside our country and so people need to
know that the law. From the Royal Bahamas Police force perspective, we are going to enforce
the laws of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas irregardless of who the people may be. We are
going to do our job as an organization and so it is imperative for Bahamians citizens to guard

themselves accordingly and to adhere to all the rules that govern The Commonwealth of The
Bahamas,” Chf. Supt. Skippings said.
Persons with any details as it pertains to this or any other matter that can assist authorities with
their investigation are encouraged to contact police at 911, 919, the Criminal Investigations
Department at 502-9991/2/3, or CRIME STOPPERS at 328-TIPS.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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