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Homicide investigation begins in Davis toddler’s death

Published: Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 - 1:10 pm
Last Modified: Thursday, Jun. 12, 2014 - 1:08 pm

A homicide investigation is being conducted into the death of a toddler in Davis.

Late Wednesday, 19-month-old Cameron Morrison was rushed to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where he died Saturday.

Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said the boy’s mother arrived at a Dutch Bros. coffee stand at Olive Drive and Richards Boulevard around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday. The mother approached an ambulance crew whose rig happened to be parked at the coffee business.

She asked for assistance with her child, who was unconscious, Doroshov said. The ambulance crew began medical aid and called Davis police.

The child was rushed to the medical center and officers began investigating a possible case of child abuse or neglect.

The boy died around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, succumbing to his injuries, said Doroshov. A homicide investigation then began.

Before the child died, Darnell Dorsey, 21, was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment. Police would not comment on how Cameron died.

In a complaint filed Monday by the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office, Dorsey is accused of assault on a child with force likely to produce great bodily injury resulting in death. He was arraigned Monday but did not enter a plea.

Dorsey’s next court date is March 18.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079. Bee staff writer Cathy Locke contributed to this report.

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