A three-year-old girl’s body was discovered in the trash outside her grandmother’s house, and an investigation is now under way.
The girl’s grandmother, 60-year-old Becky Ann Vreeland, is being detained at the Cleveland County Jail on charges of first-degree murder and child neglect.
There were two other children present in the house when the 911 call was made, according to the police.
It’s unclear why the crime was committed, but according to the police, Vreeland was in charge of taking care of the young girl.
The child’s body had obvious signs of trauma, according to the police. The youngster had at least been dead for a while. Master Sergeant Gary Knight remarked, “It hadn’t just happened.
Residents of the typically peaceful neighborhood expressed their shock at the sudden emergence of a crime scene there.
The fact that this is happening is shocking. Exactly what? Jack Cribbs asked KFOR, “What’s 200 yards away?”
Cribbs claimed he never met the grandmother but had once or twice seen the kids outside the house.
“I continue to pray for them. I didn’t really know the people, as I previously stated. I detest anything similar happening to a child, or even to anyone, he said.
Marsha Brannum, the neighbor next door, expressed more emotion after hearing the news, saying, “I wish I had paid more attention.”
She said, “That kind of shocks me. I could have been more help for her if she was having trouble.”
She seemed like a very dedicated grandmother, and I could hear her playing with the kids in the backyard, so I don’t understand it.
Brannum claimed to have recently spoken with Vreeland.
“It’s just оverwhelming tо intentiоnally harm a child. When I see my grandchildren, I cоnstantly tell them, “Dоn’t be sо amiable.” Yоu cannоt be, yоu cannоt believe in anyоne, she said.