BELLINGHAM, Wash. (KCPQ) -- Police say on Nov. 27, 2019, Kamee Dixon rushed over to a neighbor’s home with her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter Hazel Homan.
Police reports say Hazel was unresponsive, naked and wet. Police say Dixon claimed Hazel went limp after possibly choking on something.
Police say Hazel died after suffering from injuries similar to Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Q13 News has obtained more information about Hazel’s life through a public disclosure request.
According to Bellingham Police, a family member who was babysitting Hazel in August said the girl had bruises all over her body, and that Hazel would barely even let her take off her shirt.
Also in August, a friend of Dixon’s told detectives she witnessed when Hazel "wet her pants" and Dixon put her in the shower under ice-cold water. She said the 3-year-old was physically shaking and the friend said she had to intervene.
Then in October, investigators say Hazel suffered serious burns to her hand, but Hazel’s father and Dixon didn’t bring her to the hospital until about a week later.
Police reports also say about a week before Hazel’s death, the little girl had fallen down stairs.
The medical examiner has yet to determine a cause of death for Hazel.