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Baby Justice's family waits for answers, stands by his mom


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WOODLAND - The Yolo County Sheriff's Department has not named suspect nor a person of interest in the investigation into the death of 20-day-old Justice Rees.

However, people on social media -- who are not connected to the case or the family in anyway -- are pointing fingers at the Justice's mother, 23-year-old Samatha Green. Justice's family is standing by Green and calling the speculation spiteful.

Sheriff: Justice died from drowning or hypothermia


An autopsy has been performed on the body of an infant found in a Yolo County slough Wednesday morning.

Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto said Thursday the baby, confirmed to be 20-day-old Justice Rees, drowned or succumbed to hypothermia due to exposure to cold water and air, according to the county coroner's preliminary examination.

There were no obvious signs of trauma on the baby's body, except small scratches received while in the brush. Justice had been dead for several hours when his body was found by the Yolo County sheriff's marine patrol unit, authorities said. The sheriff's office said Justice was apparently in good health before his death, the autopsy showed.

Several other tests are still pending, the sheriff's office said.

Body of infant found in Yolo County


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The body of an infant was found in Yolo County Wednesday morning by investigators searching for a missing 20-day-old boy.

The body was found at about 9:50 a.m. in a thicket on the south bank of Ridge Cut Slough west of Knights Landing by deputies with the Yolo County Sheriff's Office marine patrol search and rescue unit. Investigators have not identified the body as that of Justice Rees, who had been reported missing Monday along with his mother, 23-year-old Samantha Green.

Foothills man sentenced for child porn possession


A man accused of taping pre-teen boys watching as a woman he was with exposed herself to the boys was sentenced to 12 and one-half years in prison for possession of child pornography in Sacramento federal court Thursday.

Nicholas Robert Bowen, 63, was witnessed using a "spy" camera attached in his glass to take the pictures at a Davis park in 2013, according to court records. After he was arrested, investigators obtained a search warrant and found more than 600 photos and videos of kids engaged in sexual conduct on his phone and computer.

Bowen pled guilty to the child pornography charge in December 2014. He still faces charges in Yolo County Superior Court.

Bowen is from Grizzly Flat in El Dorado County.


Vacaville police thank residents after suspected thief arrested


Vacaville police said they arrested a suspected thief early Sunday after local residents called to report a suspicious person looking into cars.

Shea Hughes, 34, of Vacaville was in possession of stolen checks and credit cards as well as a stolen social security card and California identification card when he was arrested, police said in a Facebook post. Woodridge Circle-area residents called police when they noticed Hughes looking into cars in their neighborhood.

"We once again want to thank these alert citizens for partnering with us to keep their neighborhood safe," police wrote in their post.

Comedian calls for UC Davis campus to be "nuked."


DAVIS, CA - A stunning tweet by comedian Rosanne Barr, has called for the UC Davis Campus to be nuked. The sometimes controversial comedienne's remark came as tensions have been rising on the campus in the wake of a vote by the student senate asking that the University of California divest itself of businesses that have ties to Israel, and after two campus Jewish organizations suffered recent hate crime.

In her tweet on Tuesday night, Barr stated, "I hope all the Jews leave UC Davis and then it gets nuked."

UC Davis Associate Chancellor Milton Lang suggested the tweet would not have much of an impact on campus.

"People can judge her comment the way they want to but I think it's irrelevant to who we are as a community and what we're about and what our students are about," Lang said.

Former Davis Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada chided Barr for her tweet.

UC Davis students, administration remember Muslim students killed in North Carolina


More than 200 people turned out to a vigil at UC Davis Wednesday night to remember the three students killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

"Those students killed, they were going to dental school. Doing their own thing. To think one day, doing that, studying for exam and other day, shot in head, execution help on style, that's very difficult to hear," said the former president of the Muslim Students Association, Maheen Ahmed.

What happened in North Carolina hits home for one community leader.

"I met the young man Deah years ago. He's the brother in law of one of my best friends. So this is very tragic," said Basim Elkarra the Executive Director of CAIR Sacramento.

Among standing in solidarity at the vigil, students as well as university staff and administration.