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CLARKTON, NC (WWAY) — We are still learning more about a nine-day-old baby that was mauled to death by the family’s dog in Bladen County.

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office are still not releasing very much information about what happened. But this afternoon, we finally at least found out who the child was.

An incident report from the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office says the victim was Addyson Paige Camerino. A newspaper obituary says she was buried Thursday afternoon in Lumberton.

A baby shower for the newborn was listed on Facebook for Wednesday, but it was canceled.

The mother is listed on the incident report as 18-year-old Chelsea Lynn Brigman under “Others Involved” along with 49-year-old Nelson Ernest Camerino. Both live at the North College Street home where the child died.

The report shows officers took a blanket, a towel, a car seat, clothing and other items as evidence from the house. Other than that, there are still many more questions than answers.

In a joint news release Wednesday with the District Attorney’s Office, investigators said five dogs were removed from the family’s home and may have been involved in the newborn’s death. Neighbors say they know the family has a pit bull and a rottweiler, but are unsure of the other breeds.

We are working diligently to find out any and all information that we can about this case, but so far investigators are being less than cooperative. In fact, two different sheriff’s office employees hung up on us this afternoon when we raised issue with their failure to release even basic public information.

District Attorney Jon David says he knows the community is very concerned about the details of this case, but he says he does not have the information available and it is up to the sheriff on what can and can not be released at this time.

The sheriff’s office employees who hung up on us said we have to get everything from the DA.

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2016 years 2 months ago

You know, it’s honestly pathetic that the majority of the posts here are all in regards to the breed of the dogs. The important factor here is that an innocent child died a horrible death due to her caregiver’s negligence. I have worked in animal hospitals for years, it is not the breed that is bad, it’s how they are raised and trained by their owners. Regardless of that fact – it would be nice to see some respect for this poor child.

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2016 years 2 months ago

Okay, First let me start by saying that I am praying for the baby in this case and the family! Young Parents or old parents should never have to feel the loss of a child! I am a young mother myself having an 11 and 8 year old and I am only 29yrs old. I have also had as many as 15 pits in my house at one time, I run a rescue and foster pits and pit mixes. I now have 3 dogs one being a pit bull, a lab and a yorkie. However if I needed… Read more »

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2016 years 2 months ago

5 Dogs they named 2 breads that are know for being NANNIES!! Maybe the other 3 were labs??

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Baloney
2016 years 2 months ago

Come on, pitbull advocates already tried to fabricate and submit a false story that Darla fell off a ladder. Then the bite experts reported that the bites matched her pitbulls bite, and that she was severely mauled so you fabricate a story about her husband. SAD how far some folks will go to deny the facts. Notice you have no links to a bonafide news story on Darla’s husband Greg being charged? THERE WAS NO FOWL PLAY and you know it.
By the way, you are not using logic. Just because you have never been harmed by a pitbull doesn’t… Read more »

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cindy lewis
2016 years 2 months ago

http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/01/23/first-3-mistrial-dismissal-end-case-against-mom-baby-mauling-death I would like for you to all read this. After a week long trial it was found to be an accident and that Chelsea did nothing wrong. I see no one on here saying they were wrong about a young mother and family that loved there new baby with all our hearts. Addy was not an object like some on here portray her with your awful comments and accusations. You wanted her charged . She was . It was proven that she did not leave the baby… Read more »

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