Arrest made in murder of three-year-old child

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Edited Version to correct Hazel's last name spelling to Homan


On December 5, 2019 Bellingham Police arrested 27-year-old Kamee Nicole Dixon on the charge of Murder in the 2nd Degree for the death of three-year-old Hazel Homan.   On November 27, 2019 a 9-1-1 call was made for a possible pediatric cardiac arrest in the 2100 block of Texas Street.  The investigation conducted revealed the injuries sustained by Hazel on the day of the 9-1-1 call, and her ultimate death, were caused by Dixon.

On the morning of November 27, 2019, Kamee Dixon was the sole and primary caretaker of Hazel and called 9-1-1 to report the child was having a medical emergency due to possibly choking on something. Dixon is not Hazel's biological mother, though she is in a relationship with Hazel's father.  The father was at work at the time of this incident.  Hazel was transported to St Joseph's Emergency Department for treatment, where she was treated for hypothermia and medical staff quickly discovered she was suffering from a brain bleed.  Hazel was immediately transferred to Harborview Medical Center for further treatment.

After examining and treating Hazel, doctors with the Department of Pediatrics at Harborview Medical Center, informed investigators Hazel suffered “bilateral subdural hemorrhages consistent with shaken baby syndrome."  There were no signs of choking present and the injuries were a result of suspected physical abuse.  Doctors also indicated Hazel's brain injuries were inflicted very shortly before she lost consciousness the morning of November 27th, and her death is a direct result of this assault. 

The medical examination results and continuing investigation indicate an ongoing pattern of abuse of Hazel, as evidenced by healing broken bones, other documented injuries, previous CPS reports and other information gathered. 

Dixon was arrested on December 5, 2019 without incident in the 4100 block of Cordata Parkway and booked into the Whatcom County Jail on Murder 2nd Degree charges.  



Media Contacts

​Claudia Murphy

Bellingham Police Department

360-778-8834

cmurphy@cob.org