For Immediate Release
On Wednesday, July 27, 2011, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office issued a warrant on Ramond L. Woods, 23 years of age, of the 2500 block of Carousel, St. Louis, Missouri, 63031, for one count of Murder in the Second Degree. Woods is currently being held on a $250,000 cash only bond. A photo of Woods is attached and can be viewed online.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at approximately 8:40 AM, St. Louis County Police Officers responded to a call of a sick case involving a small child on the 2500 block of Carousel, in north county. County Police Officers discovered two year old Jamel Reed nearly unconscious with labored breathing. The child was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced deceased. Blunt force trauma was determined as the cause of death.
St. Louis County Police Detectives from the Bureau of Crimes Against Persons responded to conduct the investigation and arrested the child's father, Ramond Woods, who was babysitting him when officers responded.