Autopsy: Bella Died From Blunt Force Trauma; Munroe Says No Evidence of Sexual Abuse
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Police confirmed that 4-year-old Bella Walker died as a result of blunt force trauma to the body.
The trauma caused multiple fractures to her body, police said.
Commissioner of Police Paul Rolle lamented the brutal injuries that caused internal injuries to the little girl. ” I don’t know what they were thinking.”
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Bella died on Friday afternoon and police ruled her death “suspicious.” The main suspect is the boyfriend of her mother who remains in police custody. He was seen assisting the unresponsive body of the girl into an ambulance.
Neighbours recalled the child being left home alone and wandering the streets of Major Subdivision.
Bella lived with her grandparents in Grand Bahama from the age of two weeks until she was four years old. Two months ago, she was sent to live with her mother.
Government officials have spoken out against the violent act.
Today, Marco City MP Michael Pintard encouraged the government to send a clear message to perpetrators in child abuse cases, showing that “we have had enough as a country and are prepared to do something fundamentally different.”
National Security Minister rejects sexual abuse claims
Speculations arose that the child was sexually assaulted, CSJ Report was informed that her vagina showed signs of swelling and injury, in addition to previous fractures that healed on their own.
But National Security Minister Wayne Munroe said there was no evidence to suggest she was sexually abused.
Outside of parliament on Wednesday morning, he said, “We don’t need to insinuate more into something than is there. If a child dies, if it’s by violence, that is unacceptable. And I don’t understand that people don’t see that sufficient.”