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Maryland mother determined to get answers in son's death despite police declaring 'case closed'


Posted: Sun-Dec-2019



Joseph Miranda was run over by farming equipment at his workplace in Baltimore, Maryland on July 20, 2006. Originally ruled an accident, Joseph’s death has since been reclassified as a homicide.

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