Megan Paris

According to the Sheriff's Office the child was in the care of Megan Paris, shown here.

RUSTBURG, VA – The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate suspect, Megan Paris, in connection with the abuse, neglect and subsequent death of a three (3) year old child in the Gladys, VA community. 

On September 17, 2020, the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office became aware of a three-year-old child, residing in the Gladys area of the locality, who had been airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. As a result, law enforcement officials launched an investigation which determined that the child sustained the injuries one day prior at the hands of its caregiver.

During the course of the investigation, it was determined that the child was in the care of 30 year-old Megan Paris when the injuries occurred.  On the evening of September 17, 2020, Paris was arrested and charged with child abuse and neglect; sadly, the following morning, the child succumbed to the injuries sustained.

This is an ongoing investigation; additional charges may be filed.

Anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to contact Investigator M. Bryant, Campbell County Sheriff’s Office at (434) 332-9707 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-798-5900. Citizens may enter a tip online by visiting: or using the P3 app on a mobile device.