TX - David Niwamanya, 5, dies from unknown trauma at playground, Houston, 3 January 2021

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by Mysti88c, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. MissUnderstood

    MissUnderstood Well-Known Member

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    If he left the apartment to go to the playground alone how does the family know he made it there? If he was injured at the playground, how did no one see a struggling young boy? And if he was seen, why did no one help? I wonder how many flights of stairs he had to take to get back to his home. Something seems iffy here!! Moo
     
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  2. ChatteringBirds

    ChatteringBirds Well-Known Member

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    Did I see correctly it's a gated apartment community? So the family probably thought of it as their yard, in a way. I'm sure they regret letting him go outside alone, but there are places in the world children walk to school alone at that age or play outside, so I'm not judging them.
    I wonder if he was able to say anything to his family before he collapsed.
     
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  3. mpnola

    mpnola Well-Known Member

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    This Houston news channel post says he was attacked and murdered.....
     
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  4. insearchoflight

    insearchoflight Well-Known Member

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    This reminds me of the little girl who was playing in park in apartment complex then found deceased in bayou a short while back :(
     
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  5. MissUnderstood

    MissUnderstood Well-Known Member

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    Was this the little one who never actually went to the park and was actually killed by mum and boyfriend and put in a drain?
     
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    dalsglen Well-Known Member

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    Sure sounds like that one. Same case popped into my mind when I first saw this thread too.
     
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  7. MoeInVA

    MoeInVA Well-Known Member

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    Same
     
  8. MoeInVA

    MoeInVA Well-Known Member

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    No news, COD, MOD still pending at Harris County Forensics when I checked this AM.

    FYI You have to look him up by date of death (1/3/21) because they spelled his name some crazy way in their case mgmt system.
     
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  9. Mysti88c

    Mysti88c Well-Known Member

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    I don’t know what to make of the police silence. Usually means they have a suspect and he’s not s stranger, but not always.
     
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  10. bleuboy

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    I'm really doubting he was hurt at the park. If he was hurt to such a degree to die, how would a 5yr old manage to get himself home and up stairs?
    And nobody heard this little boys cries? I think he would have been crying if someone was hurting him.
     
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    That’s what I think too! It would take serious blows from playground bullies to kill a little boy, and serious will from the little boy to make it back home after said injuries. Has anyone confirmed actually seeing him there?
     
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  12. Lusitana

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    If he was actually assaulted at the playground, it might have not been by another child/teenager. It could still be an adult that did this to him. I mean, the story sounds kind of weird but then I have to remind myself that there are some kids of all ages out there capable of doing stuff like this.
     
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  13. elliefant

    elliefant Numpty

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  14. MoeInVA

    MoeInVA Well-Known Member

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    Still no MOD, COD and Houston is in winter power crisis so no developments expected soon. :(
     
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  15. MoeInVA

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    Still no MOD or COD on poor little David. I checked and he is not the only one still waiting on a MOD and COD from January 3rd. I also saw a little boy whose COD and MOD are still pending from New Years Eve -- his story was featured in this sad article:
    42 children under age of 12 have been killed in Harris County since 2019

    There was however at least one person in the Houston system who died by gun shot wound the same day as David died and that one was listed as homicide/ gun shot COD very quickly. So David's death may have been more complicated than that. We already know that there was bruising seen on his body and that he died from unknown "trauma".

    Waiting for answers on this cute little guy.
     
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    That is true. I emailed the editor to question why it said he was shot and they removed it immediately.
     
  17. MimosaMornings

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    What happened to this little boy? :(
     
  18. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    let us know if they respond and Welcome to WS!
     
  19. Mysti88c

    Mysti88c Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! I was sure I saw it
    Why is there zero coverage about this child’s death?
     
  20. Marg from Oz

    Marg from Oz Well-Known Member

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    Hoping for some justice for this little boy. It has all gone quiet.
     
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