Investigation continues into child's death, chase
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SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) -- The investigation continues into the suspicious death of a three-year-old boy in Brunswick County. The little boy was dropped off at Brunswick Novant Hospital yesterday where he lost his fight for life. Now police in Shallotte are looking for answers.

"Any time you're dealing with a three-year-old it's very critical, and it's very emotional, and right now our prayers go out to the family," Shallotte Police Chief Rodney Gause said.

Investigators say Montey Murray dropped off a three-year-old boy at Brunswick Novant Thursday morning. When Murray left investigators went looking for answers.

Murray had returned to his girlfriend's apartment in Shallotte. When police tried to question him, he took off in his SUV starting a chase that ended when deputies rammed the car on US-17.

Murray is now in the Brunswick County Jail under $1 million bond charged with fleeing to elude and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with his vehicle.

This is not Murray's first brush with the law. He has convictions going back at least to 2001, including robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault, communicating threats, possesion and speeding to elude arrest.

So what does that have to do with the death of a three-year-old boy? For now, no one is charged in connection to the death, but Shallotte Police and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office are committed to the investigation.

"We still have a lot of people we need to talk to and a lot of people we need to interview," Gause said. "That's why the officers you see around are out all night long last night, early hours this morning and all day today. And all weekend long this weekend."

For now police are waiting for the results of the autopsy to tell them why the little boy died. Their investigation continues.

We tried to talk to Murray in jail today. He declined our request for an interview.

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Lets be real, if you knew Candice or Jaronn you would've knew he treated lil man like he was one of his own. So before you go runing your mouth about something you know nothing about besides what the media says and he say she say, how about dont say nothing at all. And everybody that knows him knows that he didnt have anything to do with Jaronn's death. People get on my damn nerves running their mouth thinking they know when they have no idea. When it comes out, THE TRUTH, I want to see who'll be talking then.

He should be punished to the fullest, im speaking for my three yr old cousin what did he ever do to deserve this. My heart goes out to his mother.and his real father. Everybody who needs to know knows.he did it now he needs to take it like a man and tell the truth. He makes black people look bad in this world.

I HOPE AN PRAY THAT THINGS WORK OUT FOR YOU. YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTLY,BUT IT LOOKS LIKE SOCIETY HAS IT ALL TWISTED. THEY GOT YOU GUILTY UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT. [ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE YOU NEWPHEW]

If he was not guilty my lil cousin would not have been dropped off like a bag of ordered lunch. Nephew has something he is hiding and I will be so glad when they uncover it and I hope he stays in jail the rest of his life. Society does not have it twisted he was guilty when he dumped him at the hospital. whomever typed this is just as twisted as the idiot that was left alone with my Cousin. There is a place for him and jutice will be served. Whatever happened to Lil Jaronn is going to eat away and haunt him til no end! put your kid in Jaronn's place then write a email about keeping your head up! He can keep his head up and think about Lil man smiling down on him when Jutice is served.

It's true he's goin to pay for that and I hope it's before Ron g gets home cuz I hate to see what he's gonna do to that guy. Baby killin pos

Yeah that's funny...

Baby Killer! That is what he is.......Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!