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There are many questions left unanswered after a horrific crime took the life of a 4-year-old boy in Dallas. Authorities still don’t know why 18-year-old Darriynn Brown allegedly snatched Cash Gernon from his crib as he slept in the early morning hours of May 15. Nobody is sure exactly what happened in the approximately five hours between Cash’s abduction and the discovery of the boy’s body on a nearby road, though the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled his death a homicide, according to WFAA-TV. But the most haunting question from the community is whether this tragedy could have been prevented — and some of Cash’s neighbors think maybe it could have. This revelation was made as public officials and members of law enforcement met with the community Monday night to discuss their concerns about the crime. A neighbor, who has chosen to remain anonymous, claims to have made a report in April after he captured footage on his home surveillance camera of a man matching Brown’s appearance in his driveway trying to open locked vehicle doors. The neighbor said he reported the incident, but nobody ever followed up.

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