Warrant: Toddler concealed with bleach

December 10, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
Warrants released Thursday in the death of a toddler reveal more about how the body of the 20-month-old was concealed under a bed.Garner police say Devarion Gross was found last month, stuffed inside a sealed bag, inside a Garner townhouse.

In the search warrant released Thursday, an investigator says the child's body was placed in a bag and then the bag was placed in a plastic container. Sheets were placed over the top of the bag, and then bleach was poured on the sheets to "mask the smell."

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The warrant says the child had not been seen by the family for over a month at the time of the discovery.

It also says the child's mother - Sherita McNeil - told the family the child was staying with someone else, when in fact he was not.

The warrant also says letters from the child's father Eric Chambers to McNeil were found in the home. It say the letters were threatening and expressed concern about McNeil "getting rid of their son."

McNeil has been questioned in the case, but no charges have been filed. The medical examiner has also not revealed a cause of death.


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