OH BRAYLEN NOBLE: Missing from Toledo, OH - 4 Sept 2020 - Age 3 *Found Deceased*

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Police, firefighters searching Swan Creek near Byrne Road for missing 3-year-old

Toledo Police and Fire & Rescue crews are searching for a 3-year-old boy who went missing at Friday afternoon at Hunter's Ridge Apartments.

According to police, Braylen's mother suspects he fell out of a third-story window.

Crews including divers and K-9 are currently searching in the woods and creek nearby.


TPD, Toledo Fire searching for missing nonverbal 3-year-old

Toledo Police and Fire are searching for a missing 3-year-old boy this afternoon and also are asking for the public's help in locating the missing toddler in south Toledo.
Braylen Noble, 3, was reported missing on Friday from the 3400 block of Gibraltar Heights Drive at the Hunters Ridge apartments. His mother called police to say the boy apparently fell out of a third-floor window and she couldn't find him, police said.

The child last was seen wearing a long-sleeved red and white Mickey Mouse shirt.

Toledo Police and Fire personnel have been searching for the boy since 12:25 p.m. Friday.

Braylen is nonverbal, police said. Toledo Police and Fire personnel are searching the areas of South Byrne Road and Airport Highway, and the area by the apartment complex in the 3400 block of Gibraltar Heights Drive.

Officers and detectives are now conducting door-to-door searches of the entire apartment complex, police said at 2:42 p.m.

Also assisting police and fire personnel with the search are Toledo Metroparks Officers. Teams are conducting an area search of surrounding buildings, dumpsters, under vehicles and more, police say.

Drones have been deployed to assist the search and Toledo Fire and Rescue Department's water rescue unit is also on Swan Creek to help search. K9 units are also being employed to help search.

Police say the child's mother has been taken to the Safety Building as a matter of protocol in such search situations.


MEDIA - BRAYLEN NOBLE: Missing from Toledo, OH since 4 Sept 2020 - Age 3
 
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GrandmaBear

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This case set alarms off for me from the beginning I don't buy the version of events the mother and grandmother are trying to sell everyone. There is no way a 3 year old fell from a three story window unhurt, then walked away to climb a fence and jump in a pool. That alone seems impossible to me but then you add in the fact that in the 911 call the grandmother states that they searched the pool before ever calling 911, plus divers, law enforcement, and on the ground volunteers searched the pool at least 3 times in the days following him going missing. It was only on the 5th day that his body was found, the pool was only half full there is no way he was hidden in there the whole time in my opinion. I don't know where he was before being found but he had to have been placed in the pool after the fact. I wish something would move in this case with the rest of the autopsy results I think knowing that information would give us everything we need to put the rest of this case together.
I agree with you 100 percent. I felt the same way from the start.
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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This case set alarms off for me from the beginning I don't buy the version of events the mother and grandmother are trying to sell everyone. There is no way a 3 year old fell from a three story window unhurt, then walked away to climb a fence and jump in a pool. That alone seems impossible to me but then you add in the fact that in the 911 call the grandmother states that they searched the pool before ever calling 911, plus divers, law enforcement, and on the ground volunteers searched the pool at least 3 times in the days following him going missing. It was only on the 5th day that his body was found, the pool was only half full there is no way he was hidden in there the whole time in my opinion. I don't know where he was before being found but he had to have been placed in the pool after the fact. I wish something would move in this case with the rest of the autopsy results I think knowing that information would give us everything we need to put the rest of this case together.
I don't think I've said WELCOME yet...so :welcome:

Agree 100%. He did NOT fall out of a window. At this point, I think my money's on bathtub drowning. But like you said, the final autopsy should give an answer. Hopefully soon.
 

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3 months later, officials have no updates on Braylen Noble's death investigation​

It was three months ago to this day, the search for toddler Braylen Noble turned into a death investigation. There have been no updates from officials regarding his death investigation.


No manner of death has officially been determined.

There's no time frame for the toxicology results, the conclusion of which, the coroner said at the time, can depend on if there was anything in his system.

"While the death investigation remains ongoing, police cannot charge someone with homicide at this time, when the cause of death is not ruled a homicide. There is no further update at this time," said Lt. Kellie Lenhardt, a spokesperson for the Toledo Police Department.
 

GrandmaBear

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3 months later, officials have no updates on Braylen Noble's death investigation​

It was three months ago to this day, the search for toddler Braylen Noble turned into a death investigation. There have been no updates from officials regarding his death investigation.


No manner of death has officially been determined.

There's no time frame for the toxicology results, the conclusion of which, the coroner said at the time, can depend on if there was anything in his system.

"While the death investigation remains ongoing, police cannot charge someone with homicide at this time, when the cause of death is not ruled a homicide. There is no further update at this time," said Lt. Kellie Lenhardt, a spokesperson for the Toledo Police Department.
Hmm. How about neglect, lying to police or something? Moving a body maybe for interim charges?
 

GrandmaBear

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And this one.... What the heck? Are they hoping people just forget? Because I want answers. There had better be a serious investigation going on yet. And hold of an autopsy for a reason of putting together a case. There may be other autopsy results being awaited (?) but they know by now and have for some time whether this child was alive or dead when he went into the pool... The very pool that kept being brought up and was searched many times and then lo and behold... And the kid fell from a how high window and ran off... BS.
 

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6 months later: Community members say they won't stop fighting for answers in Braylen Noble's death​

The Toledo Police Department launched an investigation into the death of Braylen Noble on Sep. 9 after the 3-year-old's body was found in his apartment complex swimming pool.


Now, six months later with no updates from officials on the investigation, community members say they won't stop fighting for answers in his death.

A cause and manner of death haven't been determined and a spokesperson for the police department said they can't make an arrest if his death isn't ruled a homicide.

Initial details on the autopsy of Braylen by the Lucas County Coroner's office found no obvious signs of trauma on his body, and said drowning has not yet been ruled out as a cause of death. Multiple calls to the coroner performing Braylen's autopsy have gone unanswered.
 

GrandmaBear

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6 months later: Community members say they won't stop fighting for answers in Braylen Noble's death​

The Toledo Police Department launched an investigation into the death of Braylen Noble on Sep. 9 after the 3-year-old's body was found in his apartment complex swimming pool.


Now, six months later with no updates from officials on the investigation, community members say they won't stop fighting for answers in his death.

A cause and manner of death haven't been determined and a spokesperson for the police department said they can't make an arrest if his death isn't ruled a homicide.

Initial details on the autopsy of Braylen by the Lucas County Coroner's office found no obvious signs of trauma on his body, and said drowning has not yet been ruled out as a cause of death. Multiple calls to the coroner performing Braylen's autopsy have gone unanswered.
I think of this one if not daily, then close to it. Like the community members, others are determined not to forget about this case until answers come and imo it has been long enough to start bringing some attention back to it or asking for answers. I don't even like the sounds of this. It pretty much sounds like what they said back when and the drowning thing is questionable anyhow unless he drowned, was removed from the pool and then put back and i don't see how.

And perhaps I am picking at "words" but the remark that they can't make an arrest if not ruled a homicide seems too pat. What about abuse, neglect, etc.? The story in this case is b.s., that child did not fall from an upper story window unnoticed and never hurt himself...
 

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And perhaps I am picking at "words" but the remark that they can't make an arrest if not ruled a homicide seems too pat. What about abuse, neglect, etc.? The story in this case is b.s., that child did not fall from an upper story window unnoticed and never hurt himself...
Yeah I didn't like that either. Can't make an arrest if it's not ruled a homicide? So, it's either a homicide or a 100% fell-out-the-window accident?
I worry about where this case is going and whether anyone will be held accountable.
 

GrandmaBear

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Yeah I didn't like that either. Can't make an arrest if it's not ruled a homicide? So, it's either a homicide or a 100% fell-out-the-window accident?
I worry about where this case is going and whether anyone will be held accountable.
You put it perfectly, that's exactly how i feel as well. We see tons of cases and this is not typical imo, as if it is over if no homicide ruling. They "seemed' all over this case when looking for this child and the minute he was found, it was like that's it... The amount of time for this autopsy is really getting lengthy too...
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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The amount of time for this autopsy is really getting lengthy too...
DNA results have come back faster...

There's either evidence of water in his lungs or there isn't. If there is, the water either matches the composition of the water in the pool, or water from an apartment. Neither of these tests should take 6 months. Are they waiting for a confession?
 

GrandmaBear

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DNA results have come back faster...

There's either evidence of water in his lungs or there isn't. If there is, the water either matches the composition of the water in the pool, or water from an apartment. Neither of these tests should take 6 months. Are they waiting for a confession?
You and I are 100 percent on the same page with this one I think. I too know they are positive by now about the drowning part. Pool water versus other is a great point as well. I can see them waiting for something for a fully finished report, maybe tox(?) but I guarantee even LE knows by now from the coroner I would think re drowning.
 

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Braylen Noble autopsy rules manner of death 'undetermined' with 'submersion in water' as contributing cause​

Six months and a little over a week after Braylen Noble's body was found in a swimming pool in Toledo, the manner of death was ruled "undetermined" by the Lucas County Coroner's Office.

A contributing cause to 3-year-old Braylen's death was submersion in water, with the ruling of the manner of death reflecting the circumstances of his death and that nothing conclusive was found at autopsy, according to a statement by deputy coroner Dr. Cynthia Beisser.

The statement said:

"The death of 3-year-old Braylen Noble has been ruled as 'No anatomic or toxicologic cause of death' with the contributing cause 'Submersion in water.' The manner of death is undetermined. This ruling reflects the circumstances of the death and also that nothing conclusive was found at the autopsy. Death was pronounced on 9/9/20 at 1:20 pm. at 3415 Gibraltar Heights Dr., Toledo."

On Thursday, Dr. Robert Forney with the Lucas County Coroner's Office said the toxicology itself didn’t take very long because nothing was found in Braylen’s system besides ethanol, which is common in bodies that have been deceased for some time. Braylen was also tested for all kinds of common drugs and the coroner's office found nothing.

The report says there was no physical evidence of trauma seen, including no skull fractures or hemorrhaging in the eyes. There was evidence of brain swelling and water in both lungs, and his left ventricle was dilated.

He appeared to be a healthily-nourished 3-year-old boy and he ate pineapple chunks as one of his last meals.
 

GrandmaBear

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Braylen Noble autopsy rules manner of death 'undetermined' with 'submersion in water' as contributing cause​

Six months and a little over a week after Braylen Noble's body was found in a swimming pool in Toledo, the manner of death was ruled "undetermined" by the Lucas County Coroner's Office.

A contributing cause to 3-year-old Braylen's death was submersion in water, with the ruling of the manner of death reflecting the circumstances of his death and that nothing conclusive was found at autopsy, according to a statement by deputy coroner Dr. Cynthia Beisser.

The statement said:

"The death of 3-year-old Braylen Noble has been ruled as 'No anatomic or toxicologic cause of death' with the contributing cause 'Submersion in water.' The manner of death is undetermined. This ruling reflects the circumstances of the death and also that nothing conclusive was found at the autopsy. Death was pronounced on 9/9/20 at 1:20 pm. at 3415 Gibraltar Heights Dr., Toledo."

On Thursday, Dr. Robert Forney with the Lucas County Coroner's Office said the toxicology itself didn’t take very long because nothing was found in Braylen’s system besides ethanol, which is common in bodies that have been deceased for some time. Braylen was also tested for all kinds of common drugs and the coroner's office found nothing.

The report says there was no physical evidence of trauma seen, including no skull fractures or hemorrhaging in the eyes. There was evidence of brain swelling and water in both lungs, and his left ventricle was dilated.

He appeared to be a healthily-nourished 3-year-old boy and he ate pineapple chunks as one of his last meals.
I want to say I can't believe this but actually I can because this case was strange... I figured if anything they were waiting for tox but they say the tox didn't take long??? Can they determine that that fast for everything? The other thing I know that can take some time is a specialized look at head trauma/skull fractures, etc. However, they say no signs were present so I doubt they sent out for further eval...

Yes, what took so long then?? I almost wonder if we would have heard a thing if people let it go and forgot...

Well it does not say drowning or natural causes...

Let's have answers as to what kind of water was in the lungs? And how he fell out of a window with no one seeing and ended up in a pool that had been looked at many times thoroughly over days..... Smh.

Interesting I guess that there is no conclusion that he drowned though...
 

GrandmaBear

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Is this it?! I am a bit outraged honestly. It looked towards the end and then finding his body that this was how it was likely to go! This poor child somehow allegedly got out of an apartment with TWO people at least present! Out of a window!! Unharmed apparently!!! The entire pool thing throughout was highly noticeable and odd. I think there are still many missing answers and with the autopsy as well!

Where are reporters etc. questioning these things??

I can't recall, are there other children in this home??!

Rant over. For now. This is one of the hokiest cases I have ever seen!
 

SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

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I'm feeling the same as you, GrandmaBear.
And it would be one thing if the investigators were out there saying "we will continue to work diligently until we can determine what happened to this child". Or, (even though I don't believe it), "we truly believe this was an accidental death and are closing the investigation".
But instead, they're here saying, "well, we can't charge someone with murder if a coroner doesn't rule a death a homicide". Seems like a *shrug* and "whatcha want me to do about it?"
And of course they could be doing way more behind the scenes. We all know that. But outward appearances are very disappointing right now.
 

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