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Prosecution at standstill in case of a dead toddler

There are 38 comments on the WNDU-TV South Bend story from Feb 12, 2013, titled Prosecution at standstill in case of a dead toddler. In it, WNDU-TV South Bend reports that:

It has been over a year since the death of 13-month-old Taylor Hartung-Mann and investigators still do not have sufficient evidence to press formal charges.

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#1 Feb 13, 2013
Some one, some body...they are not doing their job...!
What is it going to take to find justice for a baby girl who can no longer speak for herself !

A baby girl, Taylor is her name, REMEMBER that, a baby girl who has died at the hands of abuse, her NAME is TAYLOR Leah Hartung-Mann...she was a baby who's breath was stolen from her...

REMEMBER...she has a NAME...Taylor Leah Hartung-Mann..!

Remember, someone is walking free, while a child, a baby was abused and she lost her life, her right to breathe and play, lost her right to love and throw butterfly kisses, Taylor paid the ultimate price of death and the one/s responsible walk free and allowed to hurt another baby, a child....!

REMEMBER...she has a name..Taylor Leah Hartung-Mann...!

Remember she once breathed air and no longer can, because she was robbed of that right !

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#2 Feb 13, 2013
What is wrong with the Elkhart police...the ones that take a vow to protect us...They take a vow to protect our citizens...to protect our children !

What is going on...a baby dies...what more reason do they need to arrest and question the ones in that apartment at the time of Taylor's death !

It's time the citizens of Elkhart speak up, because it is their safety these policeman, detectives swore to protect, speak up for your right to have a safe home town for you and your families...!

Come on Elkhart Police...get off the stick and do your job !

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#3 Feb 15, 2013
Come on People....Wake up....! It's time to fight for the rights of a baby who can no longer speak for herself...!
Wake up...you have a right to be safe...your children have a right to be safe...!
It is only you, who all can ban together and get something done to be safe in your own home, your own city !
Wake up, speak up ! The time is now !
EPD do your job

Elkhart, IN

#4 Feb 16, 2013
They wouldnt even call the Elkhart Truth back when they tried to get a statement about this case. I think that we should be questioning the integrity of the investigation into Taylor's death. Elkhart police do not have the best reputation. They disciplined 2 detectives last October for failure to follow through with interrogations, follow up on investigation, neglect of duty, etc. so even though they weren't the same detectives working this case they are detectives working at that facility.

Two Elkhart City detectives receive disciplinary action
EPD do your job

Elkhart, IN

#5 Feb 16, 2013
EPD do your job

Elkhart, IN

#6 Feb 16, 2013
ANd wndu's story sucks they couldnt even be respectful enough to get Taylors age right. It was innapropriate to say "dead toddler" when she has a name.
EPD do your job

Elkhart, IN

#7 Feb 16, 2013
What is Shane, Tony, Aaron, and Ashlea hiding? Come on you big and bad people speak up. This is the life of a baby. Tony is in jail right now. In Elkhart county jail. On a civil warrant. He has a long criminal record.
EPD do your job

Elkhart, IN

#8 Feb 16, 2013

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#9 Feb 16, 2013
EPD do your job wrote:
They wouldnt even call the Elkhart Truth back when they tried to get a statement about this case. I think that we should be questioning the integrity of the investigation into Taylor's death. Elkhart police do not have the best reputation. They disciplined 2 detectives last October for failure to follow through with interrogations, follow up on investigation, neglect of duty, etc. so even though they weren't the same detectives working this case they are detectives working at that facility.
Two Elkhart City detectives receive disciplinary action
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Thank you...We need voices for Taylor and the people of Elkhart to be safe in their own homes...!
Today is the candlelight vigil...Please be there !

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#10 Feb 16, 2013
EPD do your job wrote:
ANd wndu's story sucks they couldnt even be respectful enough to get Taylors age right. It was innapropriate to say "dead toddler" when she has a name.
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From what I read, the Elkhart police has failed on more cases..I pray they open up their brain and get busy and take care of business...
Their excuse is the criminal has more rights then the victim...they have the right to remain silent...that is pure hog wash !

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#11 Feb 16, 2013
EPD do your job wrote:
What is Shane, Tony, Aaron, and Ashlea hiding? Come on you big and bad people speak up. This is the life of a baby. Tony is in jail right now. In Elkhart county jail. On a civil warrant. He has a long criminal record.
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Is someone in the pockets of the police...are they being bought off ?
What do I have to do to get Justice...?
Please folks...be there at the candle light vigil...Speak up for a little girl who cannot speak up up for herself...!

Is it going to take the death of another child to wake up Elkhart Police...! Wake up....PLEASE !

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#12 Feb 16, 2013
EPD do your job wrote:
https://secure.elkhartcountysh eriff.com/jmsweb/Research/offe nderDetails.aspx
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How do I register for this one...I can't get through...Thank you

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#13 Feb 18, 2013
Come on...wake up....someone knows what happen...they have the right to remain silent, I have the right to free speech !

Somebodies knows what happen to Taylor !

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#14 Feb 20, 2013
Stand up for justice...!
Stand up to make your city safe !
Stand up for your children to have a safe and secure place to live !
Find the answers to Taylor's death...why hasn't there been anything done about it ?
There are other children in Elkhart and many many states that are being abused !
It's time to speak up !
It's time to find the answers and not let a person or persons get away with abuse !
You let one go, they will all go free and not have to answer to what they did...!
Letting someone walk, when they know what happen to Taylor, it's like giving them the go to harm another child !
What will stop them from doing it again !

Someone knows the truth of what happen to Taylor !

Why don't you come forward and speak up ! Give a little baby peace ! Give our family peace !

Was it on purpose ? Did someone hurt Taylor on purpose...? Why did she have bruises on her head and other parts of her little body...Why did she have to wear a cap at her viewing to cover the bruises ?

Was it on purpose, or maybe an accident and you are afraid to speak up ?

If it was an accident, why don't you speak up ? This is America ! This is where you can get help, why can't the truth come out...Why are you not talking ? Why are you hiding behind 'the right to remain silent'...That just says you are guilty !

One of you, in that apartment knows what happen Taylor...and it's time you own up to what happen !

Get rid of that yellow stripe and grow a spine and do what is right !

Taylor deserves Justice !
they need to answer

Elkhart, IN

#15 Feb 21, 2013
Shane Tucker, Aaron Paul, and Tony Copas need to man-up and tell the police what happened. If they weren't hiding something they would willingly answer questions. Maybe they need to get a lawyer because they WILL have to answer soon.

What kind of a person hurts an innocent baby? Was partying so important that they had to kill a baby? Did they enjoy torturing her? If not one all of them played a part in her death. I hope every single one of you go to prison for a very long time. NO ONE will miss you. And they don't like child murderers in prison much.

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#16 Feb 21, 2013
they need to answer wrote:
Shane Tucker, Aaron Paul, and Tony Copas need to man-up and tell the police what happened. If they weren't hiding something they would willingly answer questions. Maybe they need to get a lawyer because they WILL have to answer soon.
What kind of a person hurts an innocent baby? Was partying so important that they had to kill a baby? Did they enjoy torturing her? If not one all of them played a part in her death. I hope every single one of you go to prison for a very long time. NO ONE will miss you. And they don't like child murderers in prison much.
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Thank you for speaking up and naming the three out of four in the apartment.

Anybody that hides behind the "RIGHT to REMAIN SILENT"...they are hiding something and or are afraid to speak up ! They need to man up and woman up to what happen to Taylor !

A mouse is more true to themselves then those that hide behide words !

We need justice...we CANNOT let this go...we cannot let Taylor down...

IF WE Let this go, then another baby, another child will SUFFER at the hands of an abuser !

IF Taylor's abuser goes free, then surely another baby will suffer !

Wake up...PLEASE...come forward if you know something !

Own up to the truth ! Find it in your heart to heal yourself, because any of you that know what happen and any of you that are covering up what you know...YOU are just as guilty !

We need more voices...we need to stop the madness and save our future children...!

We can change what is happening to our youth...We can find the answers needed to stop the madness ! It takes guts.

Do You Have Guts, People! Show your backbone...show you have what it takes to save our future, our children !

Thank You again "They Need to Answer"

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#17 Feb 24, 2013
Don't you think it is time to wake up and for those involved to step up and fess up ?

How can anyone walk around, doing all the daily stuff, eating,drinking, playing video's and watching TV...!

How do you feel inside when you watch Law & Order type programs and they have issues that relate to death...
Law and Order Special Victims
NCIS
To many for me to type them in...Bones...!
Do you watch any of these...how do you feel when there is a child involved...I cry...Do You ?

They are just TV programs...but they get their ideas from real life !

Books written that say fictional...where do you think people get their ideas to write Mystery, Murder Books !

This is real life though...You walk free in real life...! You have no conscience, because if you did, you would do the right thing and let the people know what happen to Taylor !

If you had conscience in your brain you would use it to tell the truth and then your heart would feel a big relief ! You would be free and knowing in your heart you did the right thing !

Speak up !
Open your brain and heart !
Give a child the Right to Justice !
Somebody knows what happen to a baby girl...she has a name ! Taylor Leah Hartung-Man !
She was learning to walk !

She had signs of broken ribs...! She had bruises !
She has a name, Taylor Leah Hartung-Mann !
Remember her name, remember she was a baby !

YES...REMEMBER SHE WAS A BABY with a name !
Taylor Leah Hartung-Mann
Remember that as you go about your daily task !

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#19 Feb 28, 2013
I just feel so dam lost and confused...!
Why does a baby that did not die of natural causes...why must she be put aside ! Why doesn't the detectives please investigate and not let Baby Taylor's life be in vain !

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#20 Mar 3, 2013
It would be so easy to just give up and turn the other way !

To me that would mark failure !
That would be giving in to the devil himself !

To give up, would be an evil, that I could never live with !

I believe strongly that my prayers will be answered, that God will guide us through and a baby girl will have peace !

Her name is Taylor Leah Hartung-Mann, she once had a heart beat and there were hopes for a bright future !

One day December 31, 2011 that heart beat was stolen from Taylor ! All hopes were lost !

Someone out there knows what happen to Taylor !
That someone needs to come forward !

That someone needs to speak up for Taylor !

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#21 Mar 24, 2013
Praying for answer's !

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