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Parkland boy’s death investigated as homicide; no arrests made

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on April 20, 2011 at 10:17 am with 10 Comments »
April 20, 2011 2:00 pm

Pierce County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a 3-year-old Parkland boy last week as a homicide.

Detectives have made no arrests in Zebidah Izaya Ronald Pluff’s April 13 death.

“We are working it,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said today.

Deputies were initially called to the boy’s home in the 1300 block of 120th Street South the morning of April 13 after Zebidah was found dead.

Investigators were initially told Zebidah had not been feeling well for a couple of days, Troyer said. Upon further investigation, detectives and deputies “saw things that made them suspicious” and launched a death investigation, Troyer said.

After the autopsy, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Zebidah’s death a homicide. Troyer said the boy died of homicidal violence but declined to be more specific.

Zebidah was a member of the Puyallup Tribe. Troyer said detectives are looking into who was caring for the boy and working with the tribe on their investigation.

“We are looking at who the kid was around,” Troyer said.

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  1. stickman999 says:

    I find it interesting that if this were a pet that was killed, you people would have left at least 50 comments by now. However, since it was a child nobody has said anything. So sad.

  2. chantelspargo says:

    i wish these sick people would leave babies alone. anyone that can take the life of such an innocent human has no right to be left in this world. it makes me so sad.

  3. Chippert says:

    I suspect that many of the T-partiers who regularly post here were suitably outraged while reading this article until they read the part that the baby was a member of the Puyallup Tribe, at which point a smile came across their lips and there was a satisfied sigh.

  4. Chippert I supect that the T-partiers were unable to show their outrage as the website crashed from so many liberals writing in. How much hate must someone have to do such a deed. About as much as you must have to try to accuse others of not carring based on your asumtions. You trully are a work of art.

  5. tonytomal says:

    It is a terrible tragedy anytime an innocent child is killed – no matter what city, country, culture or any other differences the child may have from our own. It is , also, tragic for people to assume others don’t care – no matter if they are liberal or conservative – no child should ever be sacrificed and shame on those that perpetuate such an idea. I would prefer reading the police are looking for whom the child was around rather than the whom the “Kyd” was around, too. Sounds somewhat more respectful although manu use the same term in all walks of life for our young people.

  6. ptproudnative says:

    soo traggic may prayers go out to this lil one …may the eagles carry you home….

  7. lovethemountains says:

    Chippert, you are a real piece of work.

  8. Poor innocent little boy. Why do people continue to kill children? I just don’t understand. God bless, little guy. 8-(

  9. I spend a lot of time at tv and newspaper sites around the country. These stories of kids being killed are all over. It’s like an epidemic.

  10. emma98445 says:

    what is wrong with you chippert? Why should his race even matter? You have serious issues. Anyone that could smile at the thought of ANY child dying has issues. How could you be so insensitive? Do you know his family reads this? You know I was at the funeral yesterday and people like you are really hurting this young man’s family. Why don’t you people just leave them alone? You judge someone you don’t even know? This is exactly why America will never change and it is SAD

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