3-Year-Old Found Dead After Witness Says He Saw Dad Washing Blood Off Himself

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Jeremy CramerA dad has been charged with homicide in Montana, just days after his 3-year-old was found dead. Police started looking for Jeremy Cramer after his wife called to report he wasn't answering his phone. But she didn't see any reason to call out an Amber Alert for the couple's son, Broderick Cramer.

At the time, police said, she didn't think the child would be in any danger. Why would he be? He was with his dad.

What happened to the little boy reads like an unfortunate reminder that sometimes the monsters we most fear aren't the ones out there, nameless, the ones we lock our doors at night to keep out. Sometimes the monsters are the people we see every day, the people we love.

According to police reports, Cramer and his wife were arguing the day he drove off with his 3-year-old son. He drove off from their Washington home with the boy and ended up in Montana where a convenience store clerk reported seeing a man cleaning blood off of himself in the store restroom.

Broderick's body was found a day after that convenience store clerk called police. He'd been murdered, and police say his dad is the one who did it.

Would an Amber Alert have saved this child? Who knows. The fact is, there's so little about this sort of crime that makes sense, so little that anyone could second guess.

We aren't supposed to expect the worst of the people we love. We aren't supposed to imagine that a father would kill his child.

We're supposed to fear strangers. We're supposed to reserve our worries for the outside.

But when the darkness comes inward, the tragedy is that much harder to bear.


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This ass wipe, that hasn't had a job in over a year was pissed because he wanted to go on a road trip and his wife said no,they can't afford it.What a fucking baby(no offense to "real" babies).Wish "ole sparky" was still in use.

jalaz77 jalaz77

Oh my god. Why in the hell would you hurt anyone or the person you are suppose to protect. Kill this man immediately.

Nelli... NellieAthome

jalaz77 - Do you perhaps see a contradiction in your statements "Why in the hell would you hurt anyone" and " Kill this man immediately." ????

Ms Sager - fearing strangers is silly- a person is much more likely to be murdered by someone they know.

nonmember avatar Angela

Sadly the legalities of kids with parents, runaways, missing for 24 he's etc are confusing and always changing. I'm not so sure an alert would have even been done since he was with dad. Will have to go back and read it, but didn't recall any mention of custody etc. Heartbreaking as you know at that age that boy loved and trusted his dad 100%. Hope the guy gets life....or better yet, death, for what he's done.

jenbk jenbk

Well Nellie let's wonder if you would be bitching about her contradicting herself if it was your baby he murdered. How this for a more suitable phrase, KILL THAT MOTHERFUCKING MONSTER IMMEDIATELY. Does that suit you better?

Marree Goldestberree

please, for the love of nature, and the hope of something holy and larger than the common folk ---- kill this monster

JoMeara JoMeara

Kill this MF, if I didnt have babies of my own,(hard to raise babies behind bars) I would volunteer to do it myself. 

Nelli... NellieAthome

jenbk - Actually no, your statement does not suit me better and one reason we have despicable people who murder their children is just that attitude of anger and violence,

Create an atmosphere of violence and then violence becomes the answer of choice - whether it is all of you wanting to kill this individual because of his crime or the man himself who decided killing his child was a reasonable way to punish his wife because, of course, reacting violently to that which one does not like is becoming the societal norm.

Should the man be punished if he is guilty? Of course - but we need justice, not mindless mob vengeance

Pawprint Red

rot in hell, bastard !!

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