Police investigate Marseilles death

Police investigate Marseilles death

There are 21 comments on the The Times story from Oct 15, 2012, titled Police investigate Marseilles death. In it, The Times reports that:

A 5-year-old boy was found dead during the weekend at a Marseilles home. Marseilles police received a call at 11:33 a.m. Sunday to assist Marseilles Area Ambulance Service at the home.

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wondering

Chicago, IL

#1 Oct 16, 2012
Its kinda strange that they wont give any details. There is a big difference between found dead and thinking he had a medical condition and being investigated.Like the Times says. If the autopsy was done yesterday they should have some answers by now. Does anyone know anything about the parents, the kid etc?
Mom of older child there

Sidney Center, NY

#2 Oct 17, 2012
I am the ex wife of the father. I will say that the parents in that home are great parents as far a I know from my son conversations with me. I will not question their capibilities as parents for I have two childern with the father and he was a wonderful when we were togeather and I would leave my child with him today. Dont get me wrong people change but I feel he loves his kids even today as my son still lives and is happy and well taken care of....
A grandma

Sidney Center, NY

#3 Oct 17, 2012
My only thoughts are what child sleeps untill 11:30 in the morning? Most get up an wake up there parents or get them selves food. Where the parents out and drank too much and slept in? I am sure the coronor will find out the cause and I hope for the other two children it was just an unfortunate happening no one could of forseen.
Outraged

Hillside, IL

#4 Oct 24, 2012
Hey Mom of older child there, your ex (and mother of deceased child) were arrested today and the children in his care (one of them yours?) were taken into Child Services. The drug Tramadol was found in the deceased child's system. Great parenting!
Confused

Lakewood, IL

#5 Oct 26, 2012
Outraged wrote:
Hey Mom of older child there, your ex (and mother of deceased child) were arrested today and the children in his care (one of them yours?) were taken into Child Services. The drug Tramadol was found in the deceased child's system. Great parenting!
You need to get your facts straight outraged! They were not arrested! They willing went to station for questioning and meeting with DCFS. Also older kids are NOT in or with Child Services they are with a family member. Maybe you should have your facts straight before opening your mouth.
Mother of child in home

Unadilla, NY

#6 Nov 5, 2012
I have inquired with DCFS and the matter is being delt with People should keep to themselves untill they know all the facts. Its a investigation not charges. please understand the kids have computers to.The children are safe at their uncles.I will be talking to DCFS as to what will happen next.
Mother of child in home

Unadilla, NY

#7 Nov 5, 2012
where are you getting your info on the tramadol?
Anon

United States

#8 Nov 5, 2012
Hey a grandma how would a deceased baby be able to wake there parents up? Yeah he would wake up early on a normal basis but if he died at like 3 am or whatever how could he have woken up the parents? And no the mother and father are not alcholics trust and believe me and I would like to know where u got your info on the pills.
grandma

Unadilla, NY

#9 Nov 5, 2012
Anon, Yes the child may have died during the night and thats why I ask how come they waited till 1130 to check on a 5 year old? I have 3 children and 13 grand children and if they weren't up by 8 am I was checkeing on them to see if they were ok. Outrage, were did you get your info, The coronor hasn't made it public yet. Did the parents tell you after there meeting with police and dcfs? Do you have inside info your leaking out. Whatever the case maybe the truth will come out when all the facts are in so lets wait before passing judgement on anyone.
mother of child in home

Unadilla, NY

#10 Nov 6, 2012
Tom and Nicky are not alcholics nor has Tom and Nicky ever mistreated any of their children that I have ever seen. He is the father of my son and my daughter calls him dad he has always been there for his kids and is more of a father then most men. Things happen so let it be even if they find something or not they will blame themselves for the rest of their lives believe me I know.
Are you serious

Wheaton, IL

#11 Nov 24, 2012
As for the whole tragic issue, the police are not releasing a lot of info because the parents are still be investigated .I personally new the family seen them daily. So long distant mom you haven't a clue. And for the drugs in the child system. It is true. Just ask you x.And yes the 2 other boys are safe with a uncle.( but their lives will never be the same). As far as computers. Wtf does that matter when the boys weren't even in the trailer when it happened. And dcfs placed them with the uncle.thank god the uncle stepped up for these boys. And for everyone who wonders why no more has been said and the parents are not in jail. Even though drugs were found in the child the pd have to determine which or both parents are responsible,or was it a accident. Regardless they will both be charged with neglect adventually. But 1 or both may get murder charges. So before the pd charge them, they are determining who if any will be charged to the fullest. Accident or not it is still neglect. That's why the others were removed. And yes they will have to live with it. Worse 2 other boys will always remember how they lost their little brother. And mom u are saying u are tj's mom. Hum thought u were in jail. either way long distance you have no idea. And if u are the parent of the boy why are u not fighting for him now. For whomever wants to tear this apart. Good luck! Cuz mine info is facts and will prove itself! R.I.P. Jacob
mother of child in home

Binghamton, NY

#12 Nov 25, 2012
I am his mother and if you were ontop of stuff you would know I'm not in jail. You dont know what i am planning so get your facts straight. You dont know what kind of contact I have with my son and trust me everyone will know everything soon. Very soon. I have had a stable life and have always givin my daughter and Tj (when I picked him up almost every weekend before jail) a clean and warm home and all their needs were met. My son is in a safe place and I know everything that is happening every single thing. So just let things fall the way they do. I will go to the ends of the earth for my family so get real.
mother of child in home

Binghamton, NY

#13 Nov 25, 2012
and by the way everyone should clean up their own back yard before you try to clean up someone elses.
totally confused

Spencer, NY

#14 Nov 25, 2012
"are you serious" you say you knew the family and saw them daily so the mother has no clue....if what you saw was so bad then why did you not report it? Maybe little Jacob would still be alive today...maybe you should stop trying to bash other people when you yourself admits to knowing what was going on!
The Wonderer

Crest Hill, IL

#15 Nov 26, 2012
To "are you serious" as "totally confused" says, I agree, if you knew the family and seen them on a daily basis, why didn't you stand up and say/do something about it...if the conditions were as bad as I heard then it obviously didn't happen over night, "are you serious" you should be ashamed of yourself! You get on here like you know it all and throw garbage in the others faces, when you should of stood up for poor little Jacob and the other 2 poor kids! And as for the mother of TJ being in jail, obviously you haven't been updated properly. I can't remember the last time inmates were allowed to post on topics on the internet. Maybe the mother does know what's going on and its you who is clueless, which wouldn't surprise me seeing you seen and posted about the family but did nothing! And I'm quite sure nothing has been released about the whole thing for 2 reasons...1 as you say they want to charge the right person with the right crime and 2...to keep the real information from people like you!
Are you serious

Wheaton, IL

#16 Nov 26, 2012
First of all I do have my facts straight,I never said the parents were not good parents . Read the post big mouth. So why would I call on them. And secondly. I told the facts. And I'd you read I spoke of it possibly be a accident. As if the child got into them. But according to the law which I know well. It is still considered a case of neglect. As a parent you are responsible for what your five year old does. Weather u agree it's the law. And the police I said were still looking into it. Which means until they determine if it's only a neglect incident or intentional.( I never said I believe they did it. I was giving the reason their hasn't been more info in the news.) as for the mom of Tj are you people reading her post. Ok so she is no longer in jail.( big deal, I said I thought tyou were in jail.) you were not present at the funneral. Yes your adult daughter showed up afterwards. And yes I do know the family. And mom of Tj .I am not even gonna say what I know about u. Cause this isn't what it's about. So why bash you on hear. As for the ppl who were asking why . I was telling you how the law works and what is currently being Done. I will be the first to say the parents were raising 3 of 5 kids they made. And they struggled finically daily. I never said it was abuse toward the kids. Just because they were poor does not say they didn't love their kids. I finically helped them, I also bought all 3 of their kids all their clothes and shoes this year for school. So if you want to know who I am just ask the parents who has been helping them. And ps I even pd for 1/2 of Jacobs funneral. So I have nothing to hide. I only stated facts. And I can't tell you if the parents did or dint have anything to do with the drugs they found in the boys system. Only they can tell you that. that is why I just recently helped the parents. Until proven guilty we can all push judgement. But mom of Tj . I can only say what I'm told. And you could have cleaned up your life. But like I said this is not about you. And ask Tj next time you talk with him who bought his clothes for school and the funeral. I will not respond to anymore bs bashing. You asked ! I told you! Sorry you didn't like the facts. But watch and see. The parents know they will be charged with at least neglect. I spoke with them about it.( this by no means is saying they did anything that I can prove. What it says as for the law, you as a parent of a 5 year old are negligent for not supervising your child , nor getting him the help once you realized he took the drugs. But let me clarify to u who want to still say it makes no sense. They said the never new he took the pills. That's whey it's still being investigated. How does a child take pills and their is no sign of a bottle, or more pills laying around. But he dies in his sleep and the autopsy shows them in his system!) so I'm as confused as you. Let's face it we all only know what we see on the outside. I wasn't their .only mom, dad and the 5 yr old. Even the 2 brothers were gone to a sleep over. So judge away. I took care of Jacob, he has been properly laid to rest. So were you when Jacob needed someone to step up and give him a proper burial. And the week that it happened who took Tj. Me! So judge away. Yes I believe they loved their kids. Sometime things happen and no one understands why. I do know more then I can say. But bottom line. This is the facts. Don't like it, neither do I .
The Wonderer

Crest Hill, IL

#17 Nov 26, 2012
I never said you thought they were good or bad parents.....I was saying that the facts in this case have not been made PUBLIC so anything you are hearing (which is only one sided information)is not necessarily FACT, and should not have been brought to this forum! In any event, everything you stated here says they couldn't even provide basic needs. There is help and they should have looked into it. Its great that they had someone like you to fall back on but as you said, its about the children and their best interest, and if your always giving to someone things they need then there should have been no problem! It is a very sad story and I wish the best to the children involved!
mother of child in home

Binghamton, NY

#18 Nov 26, 2012
I only my concern is Tj. I have never bashed anyone or will I. I have not been in Toms home and only know he was a good dad. I thank u for all u have done for Tj. I had to decide between me and my daughter (who is a teen not a adult) who would attend the funeral so I paid for her to go since I was only there for Tj and I talked to him afterward thats is what is important. If you are who I think u r then you know I picked Tj up regularly from MO. before I got locked up and since you didnt know I was released you wouldnt know that I sent him money for his birthday and talked to him regularly after I was released. I have always told Tom if he needed anything to ask me or my family he always said he was fine he has been friends with my family so he had no reason to not ask. I am glad you helped them but I would never have sent them money. I or one of my family members would have gone to his house and got him what he needed. I don't care what happens to Tom and Niki if they are guilty of anything they will be judged by court and God. I do have a past and I paid for my mistakes AND I LEARNED FROM THEM.. That is what is important. I will do anything for my children period.
mother of child in home

Binghamton, NY

#19 Nov 26, 2012
And just because I cant make court doesnt mean I dont care!!!!!!!!!!
mother of child in home

Crest Hill, IL

#20 Nov 29, 2012
ARE YOU SERIOUS
Court was yesterday and we were all there, the truth is out and your clueless. Im glad you didnt bash me on here, because Tom told me everything about you. If you have anything to say then you should know how to find me on face book!

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