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Woman arrested in murder of 2-year-old boy in Donalsonville

Posted at 3:23 PM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 15:54:20-04

A woman has been arrested and charged in the murder of a 2-year-old boy in Donalsonville.

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.

This case is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to call Donalsonville Police or GBI Thomasville at 229-225-4090.