When people express their horror at the sexual abuse and murder of a 6-year-old child, Christopher Barrios image immediately comes to the forefront of the discussion. Those in southwest Florida may be more likely to think of Coralrose Fullwood.
People are horrified at what happened to Christopher yet his is not an isolated case. In North Port, Florida Police Chief Terry Lewis confirmed Coralrose was sexually assaulted and violently killed. He even raised a few eyebrows when he announced he believed no family members had “direct involvement” in the sexual assault of Coralrose.
FDLE analyzed DNA evidence was left by a male suspect. Crime-scene evidence shows more than one person was involved in the attack. Lewis said everyone is still a suspect. Her father Dale was arrested in October on two charges of possessing child pornography found on his computer but is not considered a suspect.
Coralrose’s father, Dale Fullwood, returns to his Calabash Lane home in North Port from his bartending job at about 2 a.m. and checks in on his five children, including Coralrose, 6. He sees her sleeping.The family wakes up in the morning and finds her missing from her bedroom.At about noon, a neighbor walking a dog finds Coralrose’s body and her comforter in a wooded area behind a home under construction two blocks from the Fullwoods’ house.
Unlike Christopher Barrios Jr. there is no public outcry for changes in laws, talk of her abductor(s) or the cruelty she experienced. Her murder simply remains unsolved.
Note: You can read the comments here and here from Lanette, the mother of a murdered child from Leesburg, Fl., at “Trenton Duckett’s Mother Melinda” . Her daughter was murdered in 1989. Trenton Duckett the abducted child from Leesburg remains missing.
Ellen-Beth Fullwood, the mother of Coralrose Fullwood, the first grader who was found dead blocks from her family’s North Port home Sept. 17, has filed for divorce from her husband of 13 years.
Her killer has not been caught but she is still on the minds of Officials in Charlotte County. Unfortunately it is as a reason for not completing a Union negotiation per the sun-herald.
One reason negotiations have taken so long is because several PBA representatives were working on the Sept. 17 murder of 6-year-old Coralrose Fullwood. They set negotiations aside and worked nearly around the clock on the case.
Sarasota, Florida – A Sarasota Judge has sentenced the father of a murdered 6-year-old girl to a year in jail after his no contest plea to possessing child pornography.
Note: A website has been setup by her mother.
Update 02-15-08 Dale Fullwood was released from jail Monday
SARASOTA COUNTY – The father of a murdered North Port girl is a free man this afternoon after spending almost seven months behind bars.Dale Fullwood was released from jail Monday after being held on child pornography charges.