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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 18-729

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Affairs Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • October 17, 2018
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    Mother Arrested, Charged With Son's Death

    She was charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child.
    • Tuesday
    • October 16, 2018
    • Time: 12:00 AM

    Arrested:


    Megan Michelle Rand
    DOB: 10/11/84
    1301 E. Hillsborough Ave. #4
    Tampa, FL

    Charge: Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child

    Victim:

    Brennen Rand
    DOB: 2/22/18

    Details:

    On October 16th, Megan Rand was arrested and charged with Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child after her 2-month-old son died within her care.

    On April 24, 2018 at 2:25 a.m., deputies responded to an unresponsive child, Brennen Rand, at 9715 Long Meadow Dr. in Tampa. Rand was transported to Tampa General Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. A search of the residence led detectives to find several items of drug paraphernalia and narcotics usage within close proximity of the victim. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office determined the cause of death to be "diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage with hypothermia due to cocaine exposure." This investigation led to the arrest of 34-year-old Megan Rand, the victim's mother. She was arrested on October 16th and booked into Orient Road Jail.
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