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BREAKING: Child reported dead in Oxford, mother detained

UPDATE (Aug. 28, 9:30 p.m.):  Newton County Coroner Tommy Davis confirmed the death of a 2-year-old female earlier this evening. 

“We’re still in the midst of an active investigation,” he said adding that no additional information could be released at this time. 

Davis said the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab had been contacted and an autopsy would be completed to determine the cause and manner of death. 


OXFORD, Ga. – A 2-year-old female has been pronounced dead at an Oxford home Tuesday evening, according to a statement from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office.

NCSO Deputy Favel Edwards said a call came in around 5:53 p.m. and the child was pronounced dead on the scene at 6:35 p.m. by the Newton County Coroner’s Office.

Edwards said the incident is being worked as a homicide, as any unintended death would be, by the sheriff’s office.

“The mother is being detained at this time,” she said. “I’m not saying she is a suspect per say, but she was there on scene.”

Edwards said NCSO is in the process of obtaining and executing a search warrant on the Brown Thrasher Run home and information will continue to be released.

The area is considered to be safe at this time, she said. 


The Covington News will continue to update this story as information becomes available.