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Crime

Janiya Thomas' eldest sister told investigators girl was tied, dunked in water in bathroom, never seen again

Mother of 11-year-old Janiya Thomas charged in Bradenton with first-degree murder in her death.

Crime

Investigators knew for weeks Janiya was missing from her home

Investigators noticed Janiya Thomas was not at her Bradenton home Sept. 23 when they arrived to investigate allegations that Keishanna Thomas had severely beaten her 12-year-old son, the latest reports released by the Florida Department of Children and Families reveal. It was the 12th time they had been called out to investigate abuse.

Videos

Bradenton Christian discusses the Carrollwood Day press that ended its girls basketball season

The Panthers fell to Tampa Carrollwood Day, 73-37, in the Class 3A semifinals after committing 33 turnovers.
David Wilson Bradenton Herald
Bradenton Christian discusses the Carrollwood Day press that ended its girls basketball season 1:19

Bradenton Christian discusses the Carrollwood Day press that ended its girls basketball season

Lakewood Ranch senior Sam Jackson reacts to loud cheers 0:16

Lakewood Ranch senior Sam Jackson reacts to loud cheers

Lakewood Ranch's Devin Twenty discusses defense in latest blowout victory 0:31

Lakewood Ranch's Devin Twenty discusses defense in latest blowout victory

The National Zoo says final goodbye to Bao Bao the panda cub 1:21

The National Zoo says final goodbye to Bao Bao the panda cub