Body of Missing 3 Year Old Maurice Brown Jr. Found in Dumpster, Father Maurice Brown Sr. Arrested

Maurice Brown Jr dead

Body of Missing 3 Year Old Maurice Brown Jr. Found in Dumpster, Father Maurice Brown Sr. Arrested

TRAGIC:  Memphis police found the body of missing three year old Maurice Brown Jr. in a dumpster in South Memphis and his father, Maurice Brown Sr. was arrested and charged with aggravated child neglect or endangerment. Maurice went missing from his father’s home Sunday evening.

Maurice Brown Sr. reportedly told police he fell asleep for a few hours Sunday evening, and when he awoke his son was gone and the door was open. He claimed the child had been kidnapped.

However, a police affidavit contradicted his account. A witness told police that he saw Brown Sr. leaving his apartment with a child draped over his right shoulder and walk toward a parking lot on the north side of the apartment building between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday, according to the affidavit.

Police say they found evidence of spattered and pooled blood in the man’s bathroom that was consistent with a beating. Police also found a white piece of cloth with blood on it, the affidavit said. Source

Maurice Brown Jr. lived with his mother, Latoya Kanneh, in Pine Bluff, Ark., and he was visiting his father in Memphis. Nothing this little boy could have done deserved being beaten and killed by his father. The charges against Maurice Brown Sr. should be upgraded to murder.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • Cj

    So sad and heartbreaking! How could any human do this to an innocent 3yr old baby? Or at any age?

    • HinterlandG

      CJ — Sad indeed and how could any parent inflict this on their own child. With a tough prosecutor, I am sure this could be a death penalty case. The charges should be upgraded to murder soon. At least I hope so.