New Reward Money Offered For Info On Baby’s Death

A case involving a 2-and-a-half year old Red Bluff girl who died after being beaten more than 4 years ago is getting new attention, in part because Redding Police have requested the posting of a $10,000 Secret Witness reward. On the morning of August 7th, 2013, Scarlett Petersen was taken for medical attention by her mother. Scarlett’s condition deteriorated throughout the day and she was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Redding, then transferred to a Sacramento area hospital, where she died of her injuries. Her death was always considered a homicide, with the autopsy naming “suspect non-accidental head trauma”. Although the death by abuse is well documented, the perpetrator apparently still cannot be proven. At the time of the death Scarlett’s mother said she had been babysat by the maternal uncle. That man is Zane Petersen, who’s serving up to 44 years in prison for starting the deadly and destructive Clover Fire the month after Scarlett’s death. Solid tips can be given anonymously at 243-2319 or scsecretwitness.com.

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