Corpus Christi, TX - Easter weekend was a real bitch for a lot of little kids, it seems. On Saturday morning, March 22, at 2:37 a.m., Corpus Christi 911 got a call that 18-month-old Allyson Loraine Toomey was having trouble breathing. By March 24, Allyson Toomey was dead, her organs helping other babies who hopefully won’t be killed like she was. Little Allyson’s death has been ruled a homicide due to child abuse; the toddler died of massive blunt-force trauma to the head. Now police want to know who killed her. I have two guesses for you.
Allyson Toomey was born on September 6, 2006 to Amber Toomey. Toomey, now 24, has a Myspace that is bare of friends except for her younger sister. There are no pictures of Allyson on Amber’s page, although she is briefly mentioned as “almost two” in her mother’s About Me section. There is no mention of Allyson’s father.
Easter weekend, Amber Toomey and little Allyson went to Corpus from their Spring, Texas home to visit someone identified only as “an adult friend” in the press. That could be anyone from her sister to a boyfriend. What happened during that visit is unclear until the early morning 911 call on Saturday.
Doctors determined that Allyson’s injuries had been caused by child abuse. Both adults were at the home when Allyson was reportedly “found not breathing” on the floor next to a bed. Her brain swelled so much, so fast, that Allyson was declared brain dead by Wednesday, March 26. Life support was withdrawn and baby Allyson became an organ donor that afternoon. Doctors do not believe her injuries could have been caused by a simple fall.
An investigation is ongoing in Aransas County, and charges may be filed as early as this week. My money’s on mama and her “adult friend”.Child Abuse, Murder