In addition to the release of the autopsy result of Noah Chamberlin, District Attorney General James G. Woodall addressed in a press release the murder conspiracy that is circulating on social media sites. Noah, the 2-year-old little boy who disappeared after running away from his grandmother and his sister near his Tennessee home, died of hypothermia.
The preliminary autopsy result for Noah Chamberlin was released on Monday by District Attorney General Jerry Woodall of the 26th judicial district of Tennessee, according to a January 25 report by WREG in Memphis. In his press release, Woodall informed the public that the preliminary autopsy result released by the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee, showed that Noah’s death “was the result of hypothermia and there were not signs of foul play.”
In addition to informing the public about Noah Chamberlin’s preliminary autopsy result, Woodall is addressing in his press release the issue of any conspiracy theories surrounding the little boy’s death.
“On January 25, 2016 I received calls from various media sources advising that ‘social media’ had called wanting comments on a petition requesting that the disappearance and subsequent death of Noah Chamberlin be investigated by ‘someone other than the Chester County Sheriff’s Department,” Woodall writes in his opening paragraph.
Noah was reported missing on January 14 at 1:38 p.m., after he had run away during a hike with his grandmother and sister in the woods near his home. The search for the toddler, despite the involvement of numerous agencies and hundreds of volunteers, was unsuccessful until Noah was found dead just 1.6 miles away from his home on January 20.
The hard-to-believe disappearance of Noah and the tragic discovery of his body sparked online murder conspiracies bringing into question the alleged close relationship of Sheriff Weaver and Noah’s family. One of the petitions circulating online is asking for an independent investigation into Noah’s disappearance and death because “Sheriff Blair Weaver might have been involved.”
“Social media claims that Sheriff Weaver was close friends with Noah’s family and should have recused himself. As Sheriff Weaver has already addressed at press conferences, this is not true,” writes Woodall and states in his final paragraph that “my office maintained constant contact with the agencies involved during the search for Noah. Based upon the information received, it is my opinion that there are no criminal acts.”
Noah’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday. While it will take another eight to 16 weeks to receive the full autopsy results of Noah Chamberlin’s death, many hope that the little boy can now finally rest in peace.