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Donalsonville woman charged in two-year-old boy’s death

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has made an arrest in the September death of a 2-year-old.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says they were contacted by the Donalsonville Police Department on Sept. 12 to help conduct an investigation into the death of 2-year-old Zayden Brown, who died from unspecified injuries. After an autopsy, his death was ruled a homicide.
GBI agents and Donalsonville Police then interviewed witnesses and collected evidence, determining that the child’s death was not accidental.
On Oct. 17 around 3 p.m., 28-year-old Paresij Handford, who’s the girlfriend of the child’s father, was arrested in the child’s death. Handford was arrested on one count of felony murder and one count of cruelty to children in the 1st degree.
Handford was booked into the Seminole County Jail after her arrest.
Handford was charged with one count of felony murder and one count of first degree cruelty to children. She was taken to Seminole County Jail.
The case is still active and anyone with information is asked to call the Donalsonville Police Department at (229) 524-2175 or the GBI Thomasville office at (229) 225-4090.
Further details on this case, as they become available, will be at
The full story will appear in next week’s edition of the Donalsonville News.

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