The drama of little Azuree Charles, 9, cancer survivor killed in the United States

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A 9-year-old cancer survivor has been found dead under a lawn chair in Pennsylvania. The American authorities confirmed that he had been the victim of cancer.

Azuree Charles was reported missing last Thursday. This 9-year-old American boy was later found dead under a lawn chair in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Prosecutor Nicole Ziccarelli explained that the young boy had been the victim of a homicide and that a suspicious person had been identified, reports “People”. “This is a horrific tragedy for our region, here in New Kensington and our entire county,” she said at a press conference, asking the public at the same time to give the police any information or details allowing them to shed light on this drama. “We have a suspicious person but we cannot say more at this stage of the investigation,” she explained. “But I can confirm that it was a homicide and that the child did indeed die at the hands of another person. Based on everything we know, we don’t think the community is in danger,” she said.

Few details have been revealed about this case. The WPXI channel indicates that no one has therefore been arrested in this investigation, although the police have arrested Father Jean Charles, in another case of violence against one of his children whom he allegedly hit last November. Azuree was had three other little siblings.

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The tragic story of Azuree

The emotion is all the stronger in the region that the little boy had just overcome cancer, reports CBS News which quotes neighbors. Born prematurely, he had struggled with health issues his entire life and had to undergo procedures including the removal of a tracheostomy tube to improve his breathing and speech, his aunt told TribLive. “He had just recovered from all his health issues. He was the nicest child. When they were at the grocery store with other kids, he would run around saying ‘hi’ and asking if people wanted to be his friends.

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It was one of the residents of the neighborhood who discovered the body. As police searched for the missing youngster, Osie Taylor, 70, volunteered to help, because he knew the different places children frequent. “He was a very nice and lovable child. He laughed all the time and played all the time with his sisters. He was a very, very nice boy, always well mannered. He got along well with everyone, ”commented this witness to TribLive.

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