FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Fayetteville police said Thursday that a woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a 1-year-old boy in January.
On Jan, 6, police responded to a call about an unresponsive child in the 6000 block of Beargrass Street. The child was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
Because of the victim's age, his identity is not being released, police said.
According to police, an autopsy determined that the manner of death was homicide.
Deborah Vanburen, 31, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder. The boy was in her custody when the incident happened.
She is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Detective M. Waters at (910) 635-4978. If you have information and would like to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at (910) 483-8477. Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically.