Investigators release few details about 9-day-old mauled by dog

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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