Nariah Brown Biography
A 17-month-old girl has died after she was sexually assaulted at a Virginia motel by a person her mother trusted.
Nariah Brown Death
The toddler died Friday from injuries she suffered after a violent sexual assault at a South Richmond motel, police said. Her mom, Aija Brown, said she left her daughter in the room with a person she trusted..
17-month-old girl, Nariah Brown, was sexually assaulted on May 8 and DIED from her injuries Friday #pray #Jesus #protectourchildren
EVIL is real and it lives next door!
‘All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel https://t.co/uL7pNfb2fU
— S Wilson (@bwilsgirl) May 15, 2019
Nariah Brown Mother
Her mother, Aija Brown, said she left her daughter with the man at a motel in Richmond.
Brown said her daughter was born prematurely and fought to live for three months.
‘I was gonna’ always do anything to protect her,’ Brown told the station. ‘She was loving. She would go up to strangers hug them and smile.’
The Richmond Police Department said in a statement that Brown was assaulted inside of the Colony House Motor Lodge in Midlothian Turnpike on May 8. Brown succumbed to her injuries on May 10 at Virginia Commonwealth University’s medical campus, authorities have said.
Aija Brown told NBC Richmond that she left her daughter with her boyfriend. A man she had been dating for a year and who she has known since the fourth grade. Nariah Brown’s exact cause of death has not been revealed.
A person-of-interest has been taken into custody in relation to Brown’s horrific death. WTVR reports that the person is being held by U.S. Marshals on a parole violation. That person’s identity has not been revealed. Anybody with any information regarding the assault is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.
Go Found Me Page Created
CANDLELIGHT VIGIL ?: Last night loved ones honored the life of 17-month-old Nariah Brown. Police say she was assaulted at a motel on Midlothian Turnpike last week.
Full story here (@8NEWS) ➡️ https://t.co/hSxPnR8L5i pic.twitter.com/qnLaxkisKB
— Sierra Fox (@Sierra8News) May 15, 2019
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Brown’s family to pay for funeral expenses. At the time of writing, that page has surpassed its original goal of $3,500. That page was set up by Brown’s aunt, Denisha Smith.
Denisha Smith described her niece as “an outgoing, happy and loving baby” who had her life “snatched away from a mother, grandmother, grandfather, aunts, uncles and a host of family who loved her deeply.” The page concludes with the lines, “Nariah Ivy Brown will be truly missed. Please continue to keep her family in your prayers during this incredibly tragic time.” Speaking to WRIC, Aija Brown said that her daughter was affectionately known by the nickname “Butter Bean.”
10 Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Seventeen-month-old Nariah Brown was violently assaulted by a man last week
- Her mom, Aija Brown, left her with a man she ‘trusted’ at a Richmond motel room
- Nariah, who was sexually assaulted by the man, succumbed to injuries Friday
- Richmond police have confirmed that they have a person of interest in custody
- A So Far Unnamed Person Is in Custody in Relation to the Crime
- Aija Brown Says Her Last Words to Her Daughter Were, ‘Baby, I Love You’
- A GoFundMe Page Set Up to Help Nariah Brown’s Family Has Surpassed its Stated Goal
- Nariah Brown Was Born 3 Months Premature
- Nariah Brown’s Funeral Will Be Held on May 19