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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

Miomir Kecmanovic fends of Ergi Kirkin to reach Eddie Herr final

The IMG Academy senior regrouped after dropping his first set of the Eddie Herr Junior Championships.
David Wilson Bradenton Herald
Miomir Kecmanovic fends of Ergi Kirkin to reach Eddie Herr final 0:35

Miomir Kecmanovic fends of Ergi Kirkin to reach Eddie Herr final

Ronnie Baker Brooks leaves crowd at Bradenton Blues Fest wanting more 2:23

Ronnie Baker Brooks leaves crowd at Bradenton Blues Fest wanting more

LaDazhia Williams posts double-double in Mustang girls basketball's win against Lakewood 0:25

LaDazhia Williams posts double-double in Mustang girls basketball's win against Lakewood

Miomir Kecmanovic fends off Ergi Kirkin to reach Eddie Herr final 0:35

Miomir Kecmanovic fends off Ergi Kirkin to reach Eddie Herr final