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    AZ - Savannah Cross, 2, beaten to death, Phoenix, 11 Dec 2012

    What? A two year old little girl was pronounced dead who had been in daycare. .........since July. The mother only returned sometimes to pay the couple who had advertised on Craigslist.

    LE have some idea who the mom is and are trying to locate her. Her death is being ruled suspicious. Four other children were present in the home including the couples two kids.
    http://politics.kfyi.com/cc-common/m...ticle=10633703



    RIP little baby girl.

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    Article is updated I think:

    Police say the reason for her not breathing is suspicious at this point. They believe she may have been beaten to death.

    Sgt. Trent Crump said the child had obvious signs of trauma to her body...............

    Police have located the mom and are questioning her along with the care givers.
    Read more: http://politics.kfyi.com/cc-common/m...#ixzz2EmfQOe00


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    How sad!

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    That poor baby. Why would she be left at daycare for 5 months? That is so sad.
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    Why didn't the "mom" put her up for adoption where she would have been loved and treasured?
    WHAT IF THE HOKEY POKEY IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT?

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    Lord. I came in here because I wanted to know what a "long term" daycare could possibly be, I was thinking a couple of days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DairyGirl View Post
    Why didn't the "mom" put her up for adoption where she would have been loved and treasured?
    Probably so "mom" could get benefits and all that "free" government stuff. So she could pawn the child off to this day care, probably paying not much for it and then profit from the benefits that come from having that child.

    Of course, this is just my suggestions. i have heard nothing that indicates this case but it is one reason why a parent would abandon a child into "long term childcare" rather than lovingly and legally give the child to someone who would love her ( but then "mom" would lose all the benefits and income derived from using that child as a pawn to cheat the system).
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    Cyrus C. convicted of 2004 arson in Harvey, La. that killed 4 people, including his 19-month-old daughter, his teenage girlfriend, the girlfriend's mom and GF's young brother (age 11). He was acquitted in 2008 (state charges) in 2008 and found GUILTY (federal charges) in 2013

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...d_of_2004.html

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    From July 2014:

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/...-cross-6663652

    Cross died in December 2012, and according to court documents had "extensive trauma to include deep tissue bruising, pattern bruising, swelling and abrasions from head to toe, front to back"... One of the girl's eyes also had significant injuries, which police said likely caused a permanent loss of vision...

    Phoenix police were able to gather evidence showing Savannah had been sexually abused. Court documents cited specific DNA evidence and injuries to Savannah to support the charges. The medical examiner's testing also revealed "critically elevated levels of methamphetamine" in Savannah's system.

    Now, both Clement and Reed have been charged with second-degree murder and child abuse. Reed still faces additional charges of sexual conduct with a minor.
    According to the Justice for Savannah FB page, there are court hearings scheduled this month.

    https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForSavannahCross

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    September 2013 - charges dismissed

    A Maricopa County judge dismissed murder and child-abuse charges against a couple indicted in the death of a 2-year-old girl left in their care after prosecutors failed to produce crucial forensic reports related to the fatality...

    But the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office failed to produce a key autopsy report about Savannah’s death, and a prosecutor formerly assigned to the case repeatedly told a judge that the report was in the works — statements that turned out to be incorrect.

    The Medical Examiner’s Office said the complexity of child-abuse homicide investigations, the office’s high caseload and low staffing levels all contributed to the delayed report, which an out-of-state lab is completing.
    http://archive.azcentral.com/communi...nclick_check=1

    November 2013 - Reed re-arrested:

    Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump tells New Times 27-year-old Ryan Reed was arrested Thursday night on two counts of child molestation...

    The dropping of charges [in September 2013] caused outrage among many people, including some people associated with Anonymous, a collective of Internet activists. The Anonymous activists started demanding justice for Savannah and even put together a campaign to put Savannah's mother, a former "exotic dancer," out of a job, as she had left her daughter in Reed in Clement's care 24 hours a day for weeks...

    Documents cite specific DNA evidence and injuries to Savannah to support the molestation charges.
    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/...-cross-6640261
    Last edited by Rayemonde; 01-03-2016 at 06:14 PM.


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    December 2013 - medical examiner report finally completed, after almost a year. Cause of death - homicide.

    Medical examiners said a 2-year-old girl who died a year ago was murdered while she was in the care of a Phoenix day care.

    The final medical report released Thursday in the December 2012 death of Savannah Cross, who was weeks away from her third birthday, said the cause of death was multiple traumatic injuries, acute methamphetamine exposure and dehydration...

    Police responded to a 911 call from the home and found the child’s crib filled with materials and pillows that inhibited her from fully lying down, while boxes of wood flooring on top of the crib prevented her from getting out, according to the documents.
    http://archive.azcentral.com/communi...nclick_check=1


    According to the autopsy report, some of the other injuries included an apparent cigarette burn on the girl's hand, a healing eye injury, an apparent bite mark on her leg most likely caused by an adult, bruising all over her body and the presence of several drugs in her system...

    Reed was re-arrested in November after evidence showed he allegedly molested the little girl, according to authorities.
    http://www.abc15.com/news/region-pho...ath-a-homicide

    On December 5, 2013, Ryan Reed was charged with one count of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of child abuse in connection with [Savannah].
    http://www.cbs5az.com/story/24210158...year-old-child
    Last edited by Rayemonde; 01-03-2016 at 06:12 PM.

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    March 2014 - Savannah's grandmother speaks out. Allison Clements is still free.

    Cathy Cross, Savannah’s grandmother, described what it was like seeing the autopsy photos for the first time.

    In the first photo I saw, nothing looked like Savannah except for her teeth. I couldn’t recognize her except her teeth.
    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/c...#ixzz3wDhllzjF

    There is a picture in a "Daily Haze" article of Savannah after her death. She looks underweight, and her face is covered with livid bruises.
    Last edited by Rayemonde; 01-03-2016 at 06:12 PM.

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    July 2014:

    Two people who ran an unlicensed home day care in Phoenix have been indicted in the December 2012 death of a 2-year-old girl, a spokesman with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office confirmed Monday.

    Allison Ann Clement and Ryan Alan Reed are each charged with second-degree murder in the death of 2-year-old Savannah Cross, court records show. Reed also faces two counts of sexual conduct with a minor and four counts of child abuse. Clement faces two counts of child abuse.
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    Savannah Cross
    http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/...abrk/12652129/

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    The paternal grandmother's blog:
    https://agonizingjustice.wordpress.com/

    She writes that the trial date is set for March 2016.

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