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News Release
Toole, Aaron
Toole, Aaron
Idleyld Park Man Arrested in Death of 1 Year-Old (Photo) - 01/11/20

IDLEYLD PARK, Ore. - On Thursday, January 9, 2020, at 11:01 am, 9-1-1 dispatchers received a report of a child who was reportedly not breathing at 7 Cedarwood Lane in Idleyld Park. 

Dispatchers initiated telephone CPR until deputies arrived, who attempted lifesaving efforts. The child, identified as 1 year-old Ember Alice McBride, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased upon arrival. Detectives and the Douglas County Medical Examiner began an investigation into the death.

On Friday, January 10, 2020, a forensic pathologist determined Ember's death was the result of blunt force trauma and ruled it a homicide. The Douglas County Major Crimes Team was activated at that time. 

On Friday, January 10, 2020, Detectives arrested 21 year-old Aaron J. Toole in conjunction with Ember's death. Toole was known to the child and her mother. He was transported to the Douglas County Jail where he was lodged on the following charges: 

  • Manslaughter 1st Degree
  • Assault 1st Degree
  • Criminal Mistreatment 1st Degree

The Douglas County Major Crimes Team is continuing its investigation and no further details will be released. The Major Crimes Team consists of Detectives from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Roseburg Police Department and Oregon State Police as well as representatives of the Douglas County District Attorney's Office.

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