Family identifies deceased child abuse victim

Family members confirmed the identity of the young boy who died as a result of child abuse.

Posted: Dec 3, 2019 12:48 PM
Updated: Dec 3, 2019 7:03 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Family members confirmed the identity of the young boy who died as a result of child abuse.

It’s a case that Tupelo Police said they will release more information on Tuesday.

Joshua Oakley | Source: Tupelo Police Department

Family members said 6-year-old Camden Blair died on Saturday at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

Gregg Ellis, the communications director for the Tupelo Public School District, said Blair was a student at Parkway Elementary School.

His classmates spent Monday writing tributes, and grief counselors were on hand for students.

Tupelo Police responded on Nov. 13 to the emergency room due to Blair suffering from non-accidental life-threatening injuries.

Days after that report, officers charged Joshua Oakley, 29, of Tupelo, with felony child abuse.

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The Parents Teacher Organization for Parkway Elementary School met Tuesday to discuss a tribute for Blair.

They hope to do something after the holidays.


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