Mother and man charged in the death of a Siler City three-year-old

Siler City, NC – The Siler City Police Department announced the arrest of two Siler City residents in the death of 3-year old Evan Preston Marrero.

Tricia Ann Bissett

On Thursday, July 16, the Siler City Police Department 38-year-old Judson Sier Dunnavant and 33-year- old Tricia Ann Bissett, both of 1217 Red Sunset Place Siler City, on charges of first-degree murder and intentional child abuse causing serious bodily injury after a true bill of indictment on all counts. The two were transported to the Chatham County Detention Center and are being held with no bond.

Judson Sier Dunnavant

Evan Preston Marrero died on December 10, 2019. According to the online obituary, Evan loved playing with Legos, building blocks and cars. He also enjoyed watching Paw Patrol and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. No cause of death was released.

The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, Chatham County Department of Social Services and the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office contributed to the investigation.