Name: Tamira Billingslea.
Died: July 9, 2018.
Age at death: 3.
Cause of death: Neglect (Left unsupervised; drowned).
Location: Valparaiso, Indiana, USA.
When Tamira went missing, her mother waited more than an hour before she called the police. Tamira was found drowned in a pond.
She loved TV, McDonald’s, and chicken nuggets and fries, and she gave kisses only to her father.
Editor’s note: I consider this a borderline case. Tamira’s mother is African-American, and among American blacks, waiting an hour or more before calling the police is not unsurprising. However, an hour’s delay before calling the police to help find a three-year-old could very well have sealed the little girl’s fate. Tamira’s mother was charged with neglect of a dependent.
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