David Zachary Gresham, 20, of Rome is considered a "person of interest" in the death of three-year-old Gabriella Ann "Ella" Camp.
Rome Police were called to Floyd Medical Center on Tuesday to file a report regarding the traumatic head injuries suffered by the child.
Ella was airlifted the same day to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta with traumatic head injuries and swelling of the brain. She died yesterday after being removed from life support.
Ella had been in the care of the mother’s boyfriend Zack Gresham at the time of her injuries on Tuesday. Ella's mother states that she left Ella with Gresham at 9:40 a.m. with the understanding that Gresham would take Ella to her grandmother's house which should have taken approximately 20 minutes but instead, he had her for an unaccounted hour.
According to police reports, Gresham transported Ella and her mother to Floyd Medical Center and then he left the hospital. Ella was unresponsive upon arrival at the hospital at approximately 11:30 a.m.
No details between the time that the mother left the child with Gresham and the time that they arrived at the hospital have been made public at this time. The mother's public status states that the child was throwing up on herself, had six fractures and a cut liver.
Gresham was detained and taken into custody Wednesday evening from the Oak Knoll cemetery in Rome. He is being held without bond on a misdemeanor probation violation. He plead guilty to a DUI and drug charge in 2012 and according to court records, tested positive for drugs before his recent arrest.
Gresham posted a public Facebook status on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 stating; "In much need of prayer right now. Not lookin forward to Tuesday. Please please pray for me". Friends were advising him not to stress.
Tuesday came and little Ella died.
No formal charges in connection with Ella's death have been filed at this time.
The family and friends visitation for Ella has been changed from Saturday to Sunday at Henderson and Son's Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. The funeral will take place at Desoto Park Baptist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Scott Lambert and Reverend Wayne Rogers officiating.
The visitation was initially scheduled for Saturday but that was changed due to the fact that the crime lab could not release the body today.
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