The father of a Dallas woman who cared for Cash Gernon and his twin brother says the boy was raped and stabbed by his abductor.
Darriynn Brown, 18, is accused of kidnapping 4-year-old Cash as the boy slept in a toddler bed with his twin brother, Carter, on May 15.
Police say Brown broke into a home through an unlocked garage door at 5 a.m. He is seen on surveillance video lingering over the bed for minutes before snatching Cash and running out of the house.
A woman jogging through the neighborhood at 6:40 a.m. spotted Cash lying in a pool of blood on a residential street and called 911.
Brown returned to the house 2 hours later to abduct Cash’s brother, Carter, but he was spooked and fled without the boy.
Monica Sherrod, who was caring for the twins, told police their father left the boys at her Dallas home in March after they broke up.
She said Brown was a friend of her eldest son. However, the son told police he and Brown attended the same high school but they weren’t friends.
Sherrod reportedly warned Brown, “Don’t come around my kids” — referring to her three teenage sons who lived in the home.
Sherrod waited until 11 a.m. Saturday to notify police that Cash was missing.
In a Facebook posts on May 16 and 17, Sherrod’s father, Kurt Pinkerton, provided disturbing details about Cash’s abduction and murder. He said Brown raped and stabbed Cash — and the shocking crime was recorded on a friend’s cellphone.
The friend, also 18, reportedly turned the cellphone recording over to police.
Brown is charged with kidnapping and burglary — but not rape or murder — as police continue to review the disturbing evidence.
The twins’ biological mother had been looking for her sons for an “extended period of time”, according to police. She believed her sons were still with their father. The biological mom has been reunited with Cash’s brother.
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