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UPDATE: Appleton Police invite community to ‘go pink’ for 3-year-old killed in February

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MONDAY 3/9/2020 2:34 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – Appleton Police are inviting the community to Go Pink for Zyana, the 3-year-old who was allegedly killed in a homicide last month.

According to a release, the community is invited to wear pink on Tuesday, March 10. In the morning, Zyana’s family will hold a service and lay her to rest. The lighting outside the police department, in Houdini Plaza, and at the Fox Cities Exposition Center will be changed to pink.

“There are wicked things that occur in this world that none of us can understand, but when they happen we need to come together to support each other and those who are hurting. Our thoughts and prayers are first and foremost with her family, but they are also with the others who are struggling with this tragedy including her neighbors and friends, our first responders and hospital staff, and our community members who may have also suffered the loss of a child,” say Appleton Police.

BELOW: The Appleton Police Department has changed its lighting to pink in honor of Zyana. (Photo courtesy Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas)

Below is an excerpt from Zyana’s beautiful written by her family:

“Zyana was a loving, sweet and genuinely happy child that enjoyed being around her family. Our child enjoyed watching Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer, reading and dancing. Zyana had dreams of becoming a ballerina and Doctor. She loved to help her mom cook and playing at the playground with other kids, making them happy.

Zyana loved to wear colors when she got dressed for her day, but her favorite color to wear was pink. She was always concerned about her family and wanted to brighten up their day.”

Appleton Police say they will share photos from the department on Tuesday using #PinkforZyana. The community is asked to share photos on social media on how they will Go Pink for Zyana.

Man charged for death of 3-year-old, held on $2M cash bond

TUESDAY 3/3/2020 10:30 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The 25-year-old man arrested for the death of a 3-year-old in Appleton is being held on a $2 million cash bond for two counts of attempted homicide.

According to court records, Demetrius Williams appeared in Outagamie County Court on Monday. Williams is accused of stabbing Zyana Corbin as well as Corbin’s mother and unborn child. For more details from the criminal complaint, click here.

Williams is scheduled to appear in court again on March 11.

Appleton Police have shared a GoFundMe page that was established by Corbin’s family to help with the expenses associated with a funeral. The link, identified as an official GoFundMe page, can be found here or on the Appleton Police Facebook page.

3-year-old killed in Appleton homicide identified

MONDAY 3/2/2020 12:27 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – Appleton Police have identified the 3-year-old girl killed in a homicide on Thursday as Zyana Corbin of Appleton.

According to authorities, an autopsy was conducted by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office last week and the final results are pending.

Corbin was allegedly killed during an incident involving an edged weapon. Appleton Police say 25-year-old Demetrius Williams has been arrested in connection with this incident. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, March 2.

An unidentified 27-year-old pregnant woman was also injured. Police say the woman and her unborn baby are in stable condition following surgery on Thursday.

Appleton Police have shared a GoFundMe page that was established by Corbin’s family to help with the expenses associated with a funeral. The link, identified as an official GoFundMe page, can be found here or on the Appleton Police Facebook page.

Pregnant woman recovering following surgery for injuries sustained during Appleton homicide

THURSDAY 2/27/2020 2:11 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – Appleton Police say a woman injured during an overnight incident on N. Kensington Drive and her unborn baby are in stable condition after surgery. A 3-year-old girl was killed during the same incident and a 25-year-old man is in custody.

Police say the injuries the 27-year-old woman sustained were caused by an edged weapon.

Authorities say an autopsy is scheduled for Friday morning for the child killed. The arrested man, Demetrius Williams, is scheduled for an initial appearance in Outagamie County Court on Monday.

Appleton Police say the woman and Willaims were “in a dating relationship” and there is “no reason to believe that any further threat exists.”

3-year-old dead, man in custody following active situation in Appleton

THURSDAY 2/27/2020 5:41 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – A 3-year-old is dead and a 27-year-old woman is being treated for injuries following an active situation in Appleton overnight. Appleton Police say a 25-year-old Appleton man, who is known to the victims, has been arrested.

According to authorities, officers were dispatched to the 500 block of N. Kensington Drive for a medical call around 9:30 p.m. Upon arrival, police say they found the woman and the young girl with life-threatening injuries.

The victims were transported to an area hospital where the child passed away as a result of her injuries. The woman is being treated for her injuries.

The man, identified as Demetrius Williams, is currently being held at the Outagamie County Jail on charges of 1st-degree intentional homicide and two counts of attempted homicide.

Appleton Police say the investigation is ongoing and there is believed to be no threat to the public. Local 5 will provide more information as it becomes available.

Original Story: Appleton Police responding to ‘active situation’ on N. Kensington

THURSDAY 2/27/2020 5:02 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – Appleton Police say they are responding to an “active situation” in the 500 block of North Kensington Drive. According to authorities, the situation began around midnight.

While no further information is immediately available, police tell Local 5 this is a “rescue situation.”

Local 5 has a crew en route to the scene. Stick with us on air during Local 5 This Morning and online for more information.

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