This story is sad. Missing child cases, more often than not, end badly. This one is no exception.
Human remains, consistent with an infant’s body have been found by police who were investigating the disappearance of Dontrell Melvin, a 5 month old boy who went missing 18 months ago. From the length of time that Dontrell had been missing, it wasn’t going to be a happy ending.
Dontrell’s DNA dispensers Calvin Melvin Jr (27) and Brittney Sierra (21) were arrested before the baby’s body had been found. They’re being held on child neglect charges after they admitted that they didn’t provide any care for little Dontrell. Of course they were blaming each other for Dontrell’s demise, as abhorrent abusers are wont to do. Even though Dontrell had been missing since 2011, authorities just found out on Wednesday because of an investigation of child neglect being conducted on the egg donor. When CPS came to investigate, instead of 3 kids, they found Dontrell was missing. Brittney began making up stories to try and throw them off the scent. She told them that he was with his grandparents in Pompano beach. Nope, that didn’t work. CPS talked to the grandparents and they said they hadn’t seen the boy in a year. Police questioned both DNA donors, who blamed each other, saying that if any harm came to the boy, it was because of the other. They also expressed concern about a certain area to which the boy may have disappeared. It was their former address at Hallandale Beach, Miami. Aha! Sounds like they really do know where he is!
Police searched the area with cadaver dogs, when one dog insisted on sniffing a particular spot. His handler uncovered what appeared to be the remains of a baby. So sad. The tenant who currently lives there said that her pet Labrador would also sniff and sniff in that particular spot, and she couldn’t work out why. Not in a million years would she imagine that there was a baby’s body in her garden.
While the boy was missing Calvin made up all sorts of crap to keep the cops at bay. He said he dropped Dontrell off at a fire station, but recanted that story. Then he said he had an argument with Brittney and left the house, and when he returned, Dontrell had mysteriously vanished. When he asked her where the baby went, she asked for his forgiveness and that if he really loved her, he should stop asking about Dontrell. Brittney, meanwhile, said that Calvin took him. Not only did this dumb-shit duo lie to the police, they also spun elaborate lies to satisfy their families, letting them believe that the boy was elsewhere due to financial hardship and that different family members were caring for him. Well, if you put as much effort into caring for Dontrell as you did spinning lies about his whereabouts, you wouldn’t be in this incredibly fucked up situation!
We could go on about the silly stories and lame excuses for Dontrell’s disappearance. But it’s not the point. The point is, that a baby was killed through neglect and carelessness and now these idiots are lying to police about what actually happened to him. Well the gig’s up, losers. Your baby’s body’s been found and you’ve been arrested. The truth will come out.
Thanks go to Laine for the tip!