A meeting between officials from multiple agencies to discuss what the next step should be in an investigation regarding the body of a 6-year-old Texas City boy has been delayed.

Texas City police responded to a call of an unresponsive child and found Mar’Nijah Brown, at a home Dec. 5, detective Paul Edinburgh said.

Paramedics attempted to perform CPR on the boy before taking him to Mainland Medical Center, where he was declared dead, Edinburgh said.

After Brown’s death, examiners conducted an autopsy and conducted tests. John “D.J.” Florence, chief investigator for the Galveston County Medical Examiner’s Office, in an earlier interview with The Daily News, said it would take a few weeks to get toxicology results back.

Those results came back last week.

Officials with the Texas City Police Department, the medical examiner’s office, the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office and Mainland Medical Center were supposed to meet early this week to review the report and try to make a decision on what the next step would be, Edinburgh said last week.

District Attorney Jack Roady Tuesday said that meeting hasn’t happened yet.

“Unfortunately, I don’t have any new information to share at this time,” he said.

Last week, Roady said autopsy results could not be released because of an ongoing investigation into Mar’Nijah’s death.

A hearing on whether to release the body to the boy’s grandmother, Carolyn Stewart, or his father, David Jerome Brown, is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Contact reporter Matthew deGrood at 409-683-5230 or matthew.degrood@galvnews.com


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