304 SPORTS SCORES
  • Ritchie County 55Braxton County 20Final[ view all ]
  • Gilmer County 53Sherman 27Final[ view all ]
  • Weir 47Grafton 32Final[ view all ]
  • Moorefield 24Tucker County 7Final[ view all ]
  • East Fairmont 31Lincoln 21Final[ view all ]
  • Calhoun County 48Tygarts Valley 21Final[ view all ]
  • Liberty 42Philip Barbour 12Final[ view all ]
  • Preston 32Elkins 17Final[ view all ]
  • Lewis County 23Fairmont Senior 7Final[ view all ]
  • Bridgeport 31Robert C. Byrd 7Final[ view all ]
  • University 17Wheeling Park 14Final[ view all ]
  • Buckhannon-Upshur 40North Marion 7Final[ view all ]
  • Morgantown 41Washington 8Final[ view all ]
  • Saint Marys 56Tyler Consolidated 7Final[ view all ]
  • Notre Dame 0Bishop Donahue 0Sat.[ view all ]
National News | Closings | Funerals | HighScore | Monday's Most Wanted | Crime Watch | TV Lisitngs | Lottery | Bio's | FCC File | More ›
   
 
 
 
8-Year-Old Boy Found Dead; Mother Charged
Written by Kristin Keeling
Last updated on July 12, 2013 @ 11:20AM
Created on July 11, 2013 @ 12:16AM

Update:

A mother is accused of wrapping her dead son in a blanket and refusing to get him help.

State police said a hospice employee went to  Valarie Brown's home along Salt Lick Road to check on her 8-year-old son. At first, Brown allegedly refused to let them in. After she finally did, Brown said to the employee, "please do not hurt him." Investigators said the boy's body was decomposing. 

There's still no word on how the boy died. Once that changes, 5 news will update you.

Original:

A mother is facing a serious charge after her young son was found dead inside their home, Wednesday night.

State Police said they were called to Valarie Brown's home on Salt Lick Road in Braxton County to assist a Hospice employee on a welfare check of a juvenile. 

Troopers said when they entered the home, they found the boy deceased. Brown is charged with child neglect with death. Investigators aren't sure if she contributed to the boy's death.

State Police added Hospice made the effort to contact Brown. 

At this point, investigators aren't sure how long the boy was deceased in the home. 


Share
Add your Comment
You must have an active WDTV.COM user account to post comments. Please login to your account, or create your free account today!

Comments (0)
WVFX FOX10 on Facebook
WVFX FOX10 on Twitter
WDTV on YouTube
Contact WDTV
WDTV RSS Feeds
WDTV SMS
WDTV Mobile App