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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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  • cindy lewis

    How dare you say something like that. You do not know this girl. These were no;t her animals. she was visiting her inlaws when this happened. How would you know what resources she had. She was married, not some throw away that just got pregnant. She loved Addy very much, and i know because chelsea is my neice. While her inlaws are a crowds of thugs. the family chelsea came from, MY family are very hard working decent people. The only thing my neice did wrong was to trust her father in law to watch the baby while she took a shower. so maby you should get your facts straight. by the way i noticed you didnt use your name on here. you are proubly some nameless troll that scans the news to find someone to put down so that you can try to feel better about your own self rightious ways.

  • Guest (89)

    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.

  • Guest

    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 to I would take another pit in my house if they need me! I am not going to say that all the pits that I have ever had in my house are the perfect pet in a home with children, or other dogs that is all part of the adoption process though trying to match dogs with the perfect family. I have never had any of the dogs growl, nite or even show a bit of aggression toward me or either of my kids! i am so tired of defending my choice of breed and fighting against breed ban laws! If you don’t like pits then fine don’t get one but don’t judge me for owning one and don’t judge my dogs! Not all pits attack!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think that people are just scared of pitbulls because of the media coverage that has surrounded them, human beings fear what they don’t know and I don’t think people know enough about the breed in a whole to really make the decison to have all of them banned! Just leave this family alone and leave pit bulls alone!!! http://www.dontbullymybreed.org/ if you would please check out this link to educate yourself and learn something about the APBT!

  • Guest

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

  • Baloney

    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 mean the breed is safe. Many woman have never been raped, but RAPE happens. Many children have never been abducted, but it happens. We know it does. Lying won’t change the facts. Noone one knows which pitbull will turn or when. Noone can predict which ones have the hair trigger to turn from nice family pets to maulers which is why banning the breed is intelligent. It is also inhumane to keep killing 40 million pounds of pitbulls each year and keep breeding them. If we were killing 40 million pounds of ferret people would be screaming. Over 50 percent of all pitbulls taken in are relinquished BY THERE OWNERS to be euthanized within first year or two of life. Apparently a whole lot of people have problems with this breed. If you really love the breed, support a ban so currently owned pits can live out their natural lives but the constant breed/kill cycle is halted. And stop spreading lies. Pitbulls do kill. We know this. Facts are hard things to deny. Go to dogsbite dot org for more information

  • Guest

    When you post something on the internet, realize that a lot of people are going to read it. Pacifica Woman…foul play was found lady..her husband is behind bars. Now why is that? You do the math. The 61 year old…if you have a dog for 5 years and it attacks you then you doing something wrong…besides it was only 2 people there at the time…so the pitbull goes after the ADULT????? I thought they were baby killers…notice the 16 year old didn’t get a scratch…and who said the pitbull attacked this baby? I have not seen anything formal from investigators yet. Also they only named 2 breeds of the dogs. What about the other 3 dogs? I’ve had pitbulls since I was 16 and I am 29 now..never got bitten,attacked or even growled at by one. I have 3 now and would do anything for them. On top of all I guarantee the pit in that pic is not even full-blooded. that’s some good ol NC backyard breeding there. It’s funny how people get attacked by 1 pitbull, when we have dog confirmations there are ZERO bites, attacks or mauls. Think about it..do you have any idea how many dog meets there are just for REAL PITBULLS a year? You don’t that’s why you sit on here and try to down the breed. Pitbulls will never go extinct..I will always have one or 2 or maybe even 3 but, i will not breed them just to make a quick buck or just because my female is in heat. So give it up haters, they’re here to stay..it’s the humans that should leave them alone if they don’t know what they are doing.

  • RoseCatter

    Removed from the home does not mean specifically all dogs were in the house at the time. Also, were the dogs kept in the house, or did they rush in while someone was coming in or going out? I have no idea nor do I think any of you know. It is so easy to read a few words and let your imagination take over and fill in the missing pieces. Some of you folks need to be in Hollywood!
    I don’t have, nor do I need details. A mother goes to take a shower and the most important thing in her world was gone just that quick. Whether she is 18 or 28, she still could not shower with her baby.
    I envy a lot of you. You live such perfect lives and have never had anything bad happen to you. Cherish your blessings but, don’t crucify those that don’t live in a fairy tale.

  • Guest

    This was a tragedy, but one the family could and should have prevented. We all have to live with the consequences of our actions and they should have to deal with the legal consequences as well. This was pure and simple child endangerment and negligence.

  • very mad

    I am sure knowing Bladen county court systems – Dogs will get killed and Humans will get a pat on the back- wake up Bladen county -your court system stinks !!!

  • 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.

  • Guest

    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.

  • captianobvious

    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

  • Guest

    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

  • Guest

    I’m sure if a parent placed their newborn in a tub & she drowned, or left her in a hot car on a summer day & she suffocated, all the “grievers” would be screaming “murder”. Wake UP people…This baby was doomed from her conception, to a teen mother who had no resources for her infant. Perhaps she was on Facebook while the baby was being attended to by her not-so-tame animals…I ask: Are Criminal Neglect Charges to follow, Mr. Jon David? Or do we sweep this “incident” under the rug and allow it to recur?

  • cindy lewis

    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.

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