The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


De'Maryus Payne

Date: 12/16/18

Gender: Male

Age: 9 months

Race: Black

Time: 11:35 a.m.

Suspect(s): N/A

Status: Under investigation

What happened:

A babysitter finds De'Maryus Payne, 9 months, dead in a bed. He's taken to a local hospital where he is pronounced dead. Medical examiners determine he died as a result of blunt force trauma and suffocation. A suspect has not yet been charged.

Read more:

9-month-old boy's death a result of blunt force trauma and suffocation, ruled a homicide
Chattanooga police investigating infant death

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