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This site will have information concerning any children fatalities or near fatalities reported in the state of Arkansas

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Fatality8/16/2017Masiyu Rucks6/9/2005African AmericanFemale8/15/2017
Failure to Protect
CrittendenParent's residence
relative
Ar State Police/CACD
No Prior
Fatality7/2/2017Brinly Gordon9/23/2015CaucasianFemale7/2/2017
Poison/Noxious Substance
Hot Spring CountyRelative
relative
CACD/Hot Sp. Co Sheriff's Dept.
No history
Fatality6/30/2017Constantine Baker6/28/2017CaucasianFemale6/29/2017
Illegal Substance
Monroeparent's residence
relative
CACD/ASP
Prior involvement
Fatality6/22/2017Jacob Chronister10/12/2014CaucasianMale6/20/2017
Inadequate Supervision/child shot himself accidentally
YellParent's residence
unknown
CACD/Yell Co. Sheriff's Office
No history
Fatality6/9/2017Victoria Bowman2/6/2017African AmericanFemale6/9/2017
Inadequate Supervision
WhiteParent's residence
Relative
CACD/White Co Sheriff's Dept
Prior involvement
Fatality5/30/2017Gracie Gipson8/25/2016CaucasianFemale5/27/2017
Inadequate Supervision
IndependenceParent's home
relative
CACD LE
prior involvement
Fatality5/21/2017Andrew Woodruff9/6/2015CaucasianMale5/21/2017
Inadequate supervision/drowning
SharpRelative
Relative
CACD/LE
No priors
Fatality5/20/2017Kagun Carter12/24/2012CaucasianMale5/19/2017
Bone Fracture
SevierRelative
relative
CACD/ LE
Prior investigation
Fatality4/20/2017Aeron Matthews7/10/2000CaucasianMale4/20/2017
Substance Misuse
JeffersonRelative
Relative
CACD/Pine Bluff Police
No Involvement
Fatality4/19/2017Deontay Upshaw Jr5/26/2016African AmericanMale4/19/2017
Inadequate Supervision
SebastianParent's residence
relative
CACD/Ft Smith PD
No prior involvement
Fatality3/29/2017Bentley Vandagriff1/29/2015CaucasianMale3/17/2017
Medical Neglect
BentonParent's residence
relative
CACD
no history
Fatality3/23/2017Loraine Medley6/9/2015CaucasianFemale3/23/2017
Inadequate Supervision/Run over
IndependenceParent's residence
relative
Local LE/CACD
No history
Fatality3/8/2017Adron Benton4/22/2010CaucasianMale3/8/2017
Inadequate Supervision/drowning
WashingtonParent's residence
unrelated
DCFS/Fayetteville PD
No priors
Fatality2/28/2017Karma Wezowicz5/30/2009CaucasianFemale
Failure to protect
WhiteParent's residence
relative
CACD/BeeBe  PD
No priors
Fatality2/24/2017Alexis Ashley9/27/2008CaucasianFemale2/22/2017
Threat of Harm
MississippiParent's residence
Relative
CACD
Prior Child protective services case
Fatality2/7/2017Casey Rowe4/18/2015CaucasianMale
Inadequate Supervision/drowning
BooneParent's home
Non-relative
DCFS/Harrison PD
Prior investigation
Fatality2/4/2017Damien Dailey7/15/2016CaucasianMale2/4/2017
Inadequate Supervision
WhiteParent's residence
Relative
CACD/Searcy PD
Prior child protective services case
Fatality1/31/2017Braeden Hooker5/12/2016CaucasianMale1/31/2017
Inadequate Supervision
Hot SpringFamily Home
Relative
CACD
No history
Fatality1/20/2017Rali Shelton11/24/2016CaucasianFemale1/20/2017
Inadequate Supervision
GarlandFamily Home
Relative
CACD/Garland Co Sherriff
No history
Fatality1/19/2017Triston Jones8/29/2016African AmericanMale1/19/2017
Substance misuse
PulaskiParent's home
Unknown
CACD
No histiry
Fatality1/15/2017Aiyana Stuebinger8/11/2016CaucasianFemale1/15/2017
Inadequate Supervision
MarionParent's residence
Relative
CACD/Flippin PD
CPS case
Fatality1/2/2017Lila Graceann Cohrs11/29/2016CaucasianFemale1/2/2017
Cuts, bruises and welts
IndependenceFamily home
relative
CACD/Independence Co LE
No history
Fatality12/30/2016Jose Simon Cogan11/2/2016CaucasianMale12/30/2016
Inadequate Supervision/SUIDI
PulaskiParent's residence
relative
LR Police Department and CACD
Prior case work and investigations
Fatality12/22/2016Malachi Scott4/14/2007African AmericanMale12/21/2016
Inadequate supervision and threat of harm/The victim and his brother were playing with a gun from the mother's purse. The victim accidently shot himself
PulaskiParent's residence
relative
LR Police Dept. Detective Steve Moore and CACD
No history
Fatality12/20/2016Destine Wallace7/1/2002CaucasianMale12/20/2016
Inadequate Supervisor
MillerResided with his parents
non relative
Miller Co Sheriff's Dept CID Investigator and CACD
No history
Fatality12/15/2016William Duncan10/12/2016CaucasianMale12/15/2016
Inadequate Supervision/Baby asleep and might have aspirated on bottle
GarlandParent's residence
Relative
CACD and Local LE
No history
Fatality12/3/2016Phillip Cummings, Jr.11/22/2010African AmericanMale12/3/2016
Inadequate Supervision/Car accident/child not restrained
JeffersonParent's residence
relative
CACD and Ar State Police
No history
Fatality12/1/2016Jordan Hall5/24/2007African AmericanMale11/14/2016
Inadequate Supervision/House Fire
UnionHome of relative
relative
CACD and Eldorado PD
No history
Fatality11/23/2016Eretria Griffey9/28/2016CaucasianFemale11/19/2016
Bone Fraction
BentonRelative's residence
relative
CACD/Benton PD
No history
Fatality11/23/2016Pheryn Birchett4/20/2016CaucasianFemale11/22/2016
Inadequate Supervision
PulaskiParent's residence
Relative
CACD
Prior investigations
Fatality11/2/2016Jonas Platz11/25/2014CaucasianMale11/2/2016
Child died in a house fire - Inadequate Supervision
CraigheadLiving with an unrelated family
relative
CACD and Craighead Co. Sheriff's Dept
Prior investigation
Fatality11/2/2016Joseph Andrews Platz11/25/2014CaucasianMale11/2/2016
Child died in a house fire - Inadequate Supervision
CraigheadLiving with unrelated family
relative
CACD and Craighead Sheriff's Dept
Prior investigation
Fatality11/2/2016Josslyn Jones4/4/2016CaucasianFemale11/2/2016
Child died in a house fire - Inadequate Supervision
CraigheadLiving with bio father and step mother
relative
CACD and Craighead Sheriff's Dept
Prior investigation
Fatality10/28/2016Lucas Sullivan8/17/2016CaucasianMale10/28/2016
Suffocation
BentonParent's residence
relative
CACD/LE
no prior
Fatality10/6/2016Bryson Williams6/8/2015CaucasianMale10/5/2016
Tying/close confinement Inadequate supervision
WhiteParent's residence
relative
CACD and Beebe Police
No prior involvement
Fatality9/9/2016Alexis Jones9/1/2016African AmericanFemale9/9/2016
Physical abuse Environmental Neglect
HempsteadBio Mother's home
relative
CACD/ LE
Prior investigations
Fatality8/20/2016Bentley Love2/4/2014CaucasianMale8/20/2016
Inadequate Supervision Child drown in neighbor's pool.
Grantnon relative
unknown
CACD and Sheridan LE
No history
Fatality8/20/2016Eric Latch1/14/2002CaucasianMale8/20/2016
Medical neglect and environmental neglect
Lonokeparent's residence
Relative
CACD and Cabot PD
No history
Fatality8/15/2016Daniel Robert-Lee Kalk6/3/2016CaucasianMale8/10/2016
inadequate supervision/co sleeping
YellParent's Home
relative
CACD
Prior CPS case and investigations
Fatality7/20/2016Jayden McGinnis7/2/2012CaucasianFemale7/21/2016
Inadequate supervision/drowning
GreeneParent's residence
relative
CACD
Prior history
Fatality7/18/2016Jeremiah Hunter7/5/201610 daysAfrican AmericanMale7/15/2016
Jermiah was living with his biological mother, Ceairi Hunter. According to Cynthia Robinson with SMC Regional Medical Center in Osceola, that mom said he was breathing she checked on him about 8;45 am because he was crying and she got him quiet. She then stated mom stated she went back to check on him about 15 minutes later and he wasn't breathing so she called the ambulance. EMS responded and stated Jermiah was without rhythm for about 40 minutes. Cynthia stated Jermiah arrived at the facility about 9:35am and they started CPR. He was worked on until 9:45am and he was pronounced dead at 9:45 am by Dr. Khans.
MississippiParent's home
Bio Mother Ceairi Hunter
CACD
Prior history regarding biological siblings
Fatality7/11/2016Neighbors, Chance, Jr12/9/2011CaucasianMale7/10/2016
Threat of Harm
GarlandGarland
relative
CACD/Garland Co Sheriff's Office, Detective Threadgill
No prior history
Fatality7/8/2016Thompson, Kayden11/6/2014year and a halfAfrican AmericanMale7/8/2016
Medical neglect and Inadequate Supervision
WhiteParent's home
Bio Mother and bio father
CACD and BeeBe Police Department
No prior history
Fatality7/6/2016Tamyah Laboy3/15/20164 monthsAfrican AmericanFemale8/28/2016
Medical neglect -child was found in crib not breathing. Child was on oxygen and a pulse ox machine
PhillipsHome of parent/ACH at time of death
Maternal Grandmother and bio mother
CACD
prior investigation
Fatality6/28/2016Jaicob Gray4/13/2014Multi-ethnicMale6/25/2016
inadequate supervision
Mississippirelative home
relative
Mississippi County Sheriff's Office
no previous involvement with this child
Fatality6/24/2016Rains, Joshua Hunter8/22/2013CaucasianMale7/2/2016
inadequate supervision
Baxterin grandmother's home
relative
CACD
8/2014 -- environmental neglect, unsubstantiated
10/2015 -- Differential response, environmental neglect
Near Fatality6/20/2016Not Disclosable8/27/2013African AmericanMale3/28/2016
neglect
Pulaskiin parents' custody
relative
No previous involvement with child.
Fatality6/14/2016David Boone, Jr.11/30/2015CaucasianMale5/26/2016
Abuse
Ouachitain parent's home
relative
CACD and Camden Police Dept.
no previous involvement with this child.
Fatality6/13/2016Christian Bowlin5/28/200511CaucasianMale6/10/2016
medical neglect and inadequate supervision.
Scottin home of parents
Both Parents
CACD/Scott County Sheriff's Office
no previous involvement with this child.
Near Fatality6/6/2016Not discloseable3/16/2013CaucasianMale5/27/2016
Boonein home of parents
relative
Boone County Sheriff's Office
no previous contact with child.
Fatality5/5/2016Alithia Boyd5/16/2014CaucasianFemale5/6/2016
Physical abuse Medical neglect
Marionin mother's custody
relative and non relative
CACD/Flippin Police Dept.
No previous involvement with this child.
Fatality4/25/2016Henry Rogers10/8/2004CaucasianMale4/24/2016
Child was riding on a large 4-wheeler, fell off when vehicle rolled and the vehicle landed on top of him, fatally injuring him. 
Claywith mother who now lives in Missouri
CACD/Clay County Sherrif's Office
4/22/2013 -- Inadequate supervision, true
4/21/2013-10/01/2013 -- foster care case.  Court closed case and custody was given to mother who lives in Missouri.
Fatality4/19/2016Jacie West12/22/2015CaucasianFemale3/24/2016
Whitein family home
relatives
CACD/White County Sheriff's Office
no prior involvement with this child
Fatality4/11/2016Alexiana McDonald2/8/2016African AmericanFemale4/10/2016
Inadequate supervision
Hempstead Countyin mother's home
relative
CACD, Hope Police Dept.
2-16-2016 -- Protective Services case opened due to Garrett's law -- newborn illegal substance exposure -- mother tested positive for cocaine at birth of daughter.
Fatality4/11/2016Corrian Johnson11/3/2015African AmericanMale2/19/2016
neglect
Chicotin grandmother's  home
babysitter
CACD & Chicot County Sheriff's Office
no previous involvement with this child.
Fatality4/5/2016August Dooley1/18/2016CaucasianFemale4/1/2016
Inadequate Supervision
Jacksonfamily home
relative
CACD & Jackson County Sheriff's office
no previous involvement with this child.
Fatality4/5/2016Brandyn Chance4/22/2014CaucasianMale4/1/2016
Lonokein parents' home
relatives
CACD/Lonoke County Sheriff's office
no previous involvement with this child.
Fatality4/4/2016Micah Ellis1/15/2016CaucasianMale3/31/2016
Inadequate supervision
Stone Cohome of parent
relative
ASP/CID
no previous involvement with this child.
Fatality3/21/2016Thurman Billings, Jr.11/9/2014African AmericanMale2/2/2016
inadequate supervision
Pulaskilicensed foster home
unknown
May 6, 2015 -- protective services case opened.
Sept. 4, 2015 -- foster care case opened.
Fatality3/16/2016Sophie Michelle Wilson1/18/2016CaucasianFemale3/8/2016
neglect
Craigheadin parents' home
relative
CACD/Jonesboro Police Dept.
2-16-16 -- neglect, unsubstantiated.
2-17-16 -- social services case opened, closed on 3-7-16 when family moved to Tennessee.
Fatality3/15/2016Johan Jaziel Heres7/22/2014CaucasianMale3/12/2016
Inadequate supervision
Conwayin parents' home
relative
CACD/Conway County Sheriff's Office
11/09/2015 -- Inadequate supervision, medical neglect -- unsubstantiated.
Fatality3/8/2016Alexander Poe8/31/2009CaucasianMale3/4/2016
Lonokein parents' home
CACD/Lonoke County Sheriff's Office
9-15-2015 -- Protective Services case opened, closed 3-3-2016.
7-27-2015 -- Environmental neglect, true
3-26-2015 -- Inadequate supervision, unsubstantiated
3-15-2013 -- Environment neglect, true, removed from registry due to automatic removal.
7-20-2011 -- Protective services case opened, later closed on 9-5-2013
 
Fatality3/4/2016Kaleb Newberry12/1/2015CaucasianMale3/1/2016
Inadequate Supervision
Independencein parents' home
relative
CACD/Indpendence County Sheriff's Office
no previous involvement with this child
Fatality3/1/2016Evan Owens8/7/2009CaucasianMale2/24/2016
Child was killed in an ATV roll over accident.
Carrollin home of parent
CACD/Carroll County Sheriff's Office
no previous involvement.
Fatality2/29/2016Joselynn Helms2/28/2012CaucasianFemale2/26/2016
Inadequate Supervision
Washingtonin mother's home
relative
CACD/Springdale Police Dept.
1/10/2016 --Support services case opened at the request of the mother.
Fatality2/29/2016Nadia Patton8/18/20156 monthsCaucasianFemale2/25/2016
Bruises and welts Failure to protect Substance misuse Bone fracture Human bites medical neglect
Johnsonin parents' home
relatives
CACD/Clarksville Police Dept.
no previous involvement.
Fatality2/23/2016Morgan Jones11/29/2015African AmericanFemale2/6/2016
co-sleeping
Crossin parent's home
CACD/ Wynne Police Dept.
no previous involvement
Near Fatality2/23/2016not disclosable7/29/2015African AmericanFemale2/13/2016
Craigheadin home with parents
 
Jonesboro PD/ CACD
no previous involvement.
Fatality2/22/2016Miles Dunaway7/25/2015CaucasianMale2/21/2016
Boonein mother's home
CACD/Harrison Police Department
no prior involvement with child
Fatality2/17/2016Mohammed Alboshebah2/1/2010CaucasianMale1/20/2016
inadequate supervision
Washingtonin home of parents
unknown
Springdale Police Dept.
Ref # 1535036 inadequate supervision -- unsubstantiated
Fatality2/17/2016Sonia Rodriguez2/8/2003CaucasianFemale2/7/2016
suicide
Washingtonat home of parents
relatives
Springdale Police Dept.
Ref # 1566935 -- Striking a child, unsubstantiated
Fatality2/2/2016Grady Olsen3/1/2015CaucasianMale1/28/2016
medical neglect inadequate supervision
Crawfordin mother's home
non relative
Alma Police Dept.
no previous involvement.
Fatality2/1/2016Rogrigo Valenzuela11/27/2015CaucasianMale1/31/2016
Pulaskiin mother's home
relative
CACD/Little Rock Police Dept.
Protective Services case opened 11/30/2015 -- Garrett's law, mother tested positive for THC when she gave birth to child.
Fatality1/27/2016Drehlyn Gordon12/2/2015CaucasianMale1/27/2016
inadequate supervision
Garland Countyhome of parent
relative
Hot Springs Police Dept.
no previous involvement with this child.
Fatality1/27/2016Ella Myers12/17/2012CaucasianFemale1/27/2016
inadequate supervision
Howardin home of parent
relative
Nashville Police Dept.
no previous involvement
Fatality1/26/2016Caitlin Caskey1/15/1999CaucasianFemale1/23/2016
threat of harm
Little Riverhome of parent
out of home offender
ASP/ Little River County Sheriff's Office
no previous involvement.
Fatality1/25/2016Malik Drummond2 years oldAfrican AmericanMale11/23/2014
abuse
Whitein father's home
relative
CACD/Searcy Police Dept.
June 2012 -- inadequate supervision -- unsubstantiated -- non-paternal relative
 
June 2013 -- striking a child -- unsubstantiated -- non-paternal relative
Fatality1/20/2016Journey Daves10/7/2010CaucasianFemale1/17/2016
Child was poisoned
Clarkat grandmother's home
relative
CACD/Clark County Sheriff's Office
no previous involvement
Fatality1/15/2016Allyson Christopher4/15/2015CaucasianFemale7/20/2015
Inadequate supervision
Hot Springat home with parents
day care provider
CACD/Hopt Spring County Sheriff's office
no previous involvement
Fatality12/15/2015Elijah Goodman9/8/2015BiracialMale12/13/2015
physical abuse
Independencehome of parents
relatives
CACD/Batesville Police Dept.
no prior involvement with this child.
Fatality12/10/2015Layla Isabella Sorrentino8/11/2015CaucasianFemale12/7/2015
possible suffocation -- co-sleeping
Whitein parents' home
relative
CACD & White County Sheriff's office
no previous involvement with this child
Fatality12/7/2015Eron Jones11/27/2008African AmericanMale11/18/2015
Gunshot wound to the face.
Pulaskihome of mother
relative
CACD, Little Rock PD
Protective services case opened 12/09/2009 -- child tested positive for cocaine when he was one year old.  Case closed 8/4/2010 when family completed all services.
 
Other investigations:
 
9/24/2011-- Inadequate food. (no disposition listed)
7/6/2012 -- Inadequate food --  unsubstantiated and threat of harm -- unsubstantiated
1/13/2014 -- Malnutrition -- unsubstantiated
12/9/2014 -- Environmental Neglect -- unsubstantiated
 
 
Fatality11/30/2015Antwon Booker12/12/2014African AmericanMale11/30/2015
abuse
Lonokeat home of parent
Lonoke PD
no previous involvement
Fatality11/19/2015Bladen Ashley12/31/2012CaucasianMale11/17/2015
neglect
Salinein parents' home
relative
Benton Police Department
Prior involvement
Fatality11/17/2015Bryson Hood3/6/2015African AmericanMale11/12/2015
Inadequate Supervision
Pulaskihome of parent
relative
Little Rock Police Dept/ CACD
no previous involvement.
Fatality11/10/2015Ayden Sutherland5/15/2014CaucasianMale10/14/2015
child drowned
Crittendenin mother's home
relative
relative
January 21, 2015 -- Threat of Harm.  Investigation closed because caseworker was unable to locate family.
Fatality11/10/2015Elisa Beard10/28/2015CaucasianFemale11/9/2015
 
Lonokein home of biological mother
CACD/Cabot Police
no previous involvement
Fatality11/6/2015Dawson Popejoy8/10/2014CaucasianMale11/4/2015
Inadequate supervision/house fire
Craigheadin mother's home
relative
CACD, Jonesboro Police Dept, Jonesboro Fire Dept.
3-2-2015 -- Environmental neglect/inadequate food -- unsubstantiated.
Fatality11/6/2015Skylar Hill12/17/2011CaucasianMale11/4/2015
Inadequate supervision/house fire
Craigheadin mother's home
relative
CACD, Jonesboro Police, Jonesboro Fire Dept.
4-26-2014 -- Inadequate supervision, environmental neglect -- unsubstantiated.
3-2-15 -- Environment neglect/inadequate food -unsubstantiated.
Fatality11/6/2015Zayden Page7/21/2015BiracialMale11/3/2015
Garlandin home of parents
relative
CACD
no previous involvement.
Near Fatality11/2/2015not disclosable5/15/2015CaucasianMale10/25/2015
neglect
Crossin home of parents
relatives
DHS
no previous involvement
Fatality10/29/2015Alexis D'Shea Norred4/26/2012CaucasianFemale10/28/2015
neglect
Calhounin home of parents
relative
CACD, Arkansas State Police
no previous involvement
Fatality9/16/2015Hayden Harrison12/30/2009CaucasianMale7/30/2015
Inadequate Shelter/ house fire
Scottwith his family
relatives
CACD
10/18/2013 -- neglect, unsubstantiated.
Fatality9/8/2015Di'myran Brown3/25/2015African AmericanMale9/8/2015
medical neglect
Pulaski Countyhome of parent
relative
CACD
none
Fatality8/27/2015Kalee Warren12/21/2009African AmericanMale8/27/2015
suffication
Deshain mother's home
relative
Protective Services case opened 5-7-2014 and remained opened.
Fatality8/27/2015Leilani Richards4/25/2015CaucasianFemale8/24/2015
Cuts bruises and welts Bone fracture Shaking a child 3 or under
Ouachitain mother's home
relative
ASP, Camden Police Dept.
prior referral -- (no date) report on an unknown offender for abuse (broken bone) Report was unsubstantiated.  Dr. stated that injury was consistent with history provided. Case was closed on 6/25/2015.
Fatality8/25/2015James Wyatt Storey8/14/2012CaucasianMale8/21/2015
Inadequate supervision
Arkansasin mother's home
relative
ASP
none
Fatality8/20/2015Linda Warren3/27/2015CaucasianFemale8/18/2015
Inadequate supervision -- neglect
threat of harm
Sebastianat home of parents
relative
CACD/Greenwood Police Dept.
none
Fatality8/18/2015Mackenzie Mucherson5/26/2015African AmericanFemale8/10/2015
threat of harm inadequate supervision
Craigheadin home of parents
relative
Jonesboro Police Dept.
none
Fatality8/17/2015Gage Brown11/17/2011CaucasianMale8/16/2015
neglect, inadequate supervision
Mississippihome of parent
relative
Osceola Police Dept.
5-31-2013 -- Threat of harm, unsubstantiated. 
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