LUMBERTON, NC (WWAY) — A family of the Pender County child raped and murdered is still without answers in the disturbing death case.
We heard from the child’s father and family in a story you will only see on WWAY.
It has been almost three weeks since Paitin Fields died at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
“We can’t even sleep at night knowing that this is just revolving around like nobody cares,” Cassady Fields, Paitin’s cousin, said. “She is relying on us to have some kind of answers for her, we just need some kind of answers.”
According to the incident report, her death came after allegedly being strangled and raped. Fields was living with her maternal grandmother at the time. Her father says the courts had her placed with the grandmother.
“If they don’t want to do it right then somebody else needs to take the case over and do it right,” father Robert Fields said.
Field was laid to rest over the weekend and now her father’s family wants to know why no person of interest has been named. They say the only thing they’ve heard lately is that the DNA results are still being processed.
“To sit there at your baby’s funeral that’s only five years old and didn’t do no wrong. She was always happy and good going and to see that done is hurtful,” Robert said.
WWAY reporter Andrew James reached out to the sheriff’s office as well as the district attorney, but neither had new information or was willing to comment on the case.
“Our family is not giving up, we need answers and we need some type of justice,” Cassady said.