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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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38 Comments on "Investigators release few details about 9-day-old mauled by dog"

cindy lewis
2015 years 10 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 alone, but asked her father n law to watch the baby. That was then attacked while she was in the shower. The emts did not find the baby on the floor. The mother did after running out of the bathroom. When Emts arrived she was on the floor, with her towel at her feet, giving her only child cpr. Trying to save its life. All of you that said stupid things on here and made light of the situation should be ashamed of your selves. My neice loved her addy bug with all her heart. She is only a shell of the vibrant young girl she was, and I dont know if we will ever see that Chelsea again. I think part of her died with Addy that day.

2015 years 10 months ago

Someone here doesn’t have their facts right; one article said the girl is 17 & here she is 18.
also why is the 49 year old man mentioned? he is the grandfather not the father. i don’t know them personally but i have friends who are related to them. if someone is gonna write an article, don’t go to Facebook for answers

2015 years 10 months ago

Seriously WWAY, you’ve turned into a gossip column. Hounding Brian Burger, tracking Frog’s every move, BJ Wright etc…. This family deserves some peace. They had a tragedy. LEAVE EM ALONE

2015 years 10 months ago

Because they were the two involved. The father was not there. That is all I’m going to say. Oh, by the way she is 18.

2015 years 10 months ago

Pitbull Groups keeping denying that the recent deaths of three adults at the hands of their own pitbulls mean anything., the pregnant Pacifica woman and Pitbull advocate from Group Bad Rap, the 61 year old Man from Tuscon, and now, Carmen Ramos ws killed in Phillie.
It is the dog not the owners. Many mauling victims are family members who loved the dogs and treated them well, like Darla from Pacifica that raised her killer from a puppy. Noone can predict which one of these dogs will maul. they don’t bite and leave a little mark like other dogs. It can happen to any pitbull owner. Of course these owners trusted their dogs too. Denial is not just a river in Egypt. Some animals do not make good pets. Stick up for People and quit spreading the its the owners not the breed myth as it leads to more maulings and deaths. go to dogs bite dot org for more information . Most victims of these dogs are children. protect teh innocents. Bans on the breed have been very successful and they are very cheap and more humane than the constant killing of pitbulls.Denver, Colorado has had a successful ban for over 20 years. It is not hard to do.


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