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The Roanoke Times

Ashley White took a nap in 2015, leaving her children alone. When her 5-year-old son Noah is found dead in the family’s septic tank, the backlash was stronger than anyone could have imagined.
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Small town angel

32:43 | May 14th, 2018

A rural Virginia county rallies together when a child goes missing in 2015. When the boy is found dead in a septic tank four days later, many rally together to condemn his parents.
Pulaski’s own

31:40 | May 14th, 2018

The people searching for Noah don’t know much about the child’s parents, other than Ashley White’s history with drug addiction. For many, that was enough.
The whole Ashley

25:08 | May 14th, 2018

Though Noah’s death is one of the most high profile cases in Pulaski County history, it wasn’t the first time his mother found herself at the center of tragedy.
Four days

20:07 | May 14th, 2018

The discovery of Noah’s body inside the family’s septic tank sets of a series of rumors about the way he got inside. But what does the evidence suggest?
Septic Update

0:00 | Dec 17th, 2018

Ashley White’s legal case has been resolved six months after Septic was released and more than three years after Noah Thomas’ death.
Septic Trailer

02:01 | May 21st, 2018

Available now from The Roanoke Times.
A bad idea

30:35 | May 14th, 2018

Ashley White testifies she only left Noah for the length of a shower. She knows now that was a bad idea.
16,776 hours

44:36 | May 14th, 2018

It might seem like Noah’s death is unique and unprecedented. It isn’t. Children die in septic tanks each year, but unlike Paul and Ashley, few of their parents see the inside of a courtroom.
Remembering Noah

20:28 | May 14th, 2018

Noah’s preschool teacher Stacy Arnett gave a eulogy at his funeral. She wanted to make sure people remembered him as a joyful little boy instead of just a life cut short by tragedy.