Harrowing new details have emerged about the death of a boy aged 29th floor of an apartment.
Jayce Garcia’s mother told police she thought her three-year-old son was playing in the living room of her New York apartment before he died on July 2.
She ran into the room after realizing her son had fallen through a loose mosquito net on the balcony, the New York Post reported.
Law enforcement sources told the outlet they believe Jayce climbed over the chair to look out onto the balcony.
Jayce’s body was seen lying on the scaffolding before being taken to the hospital where he tragically died.
His mother reportedly yelled “my baby, my baby” as she made the horror discovery.
According to the Post, witnesses recalled hearing a “boom” and “boom” as the toddler fell to her death.
Jayce’s mother reportedly screamed and wailed in grief from the floor.
His father reportedly tried to climb the scaffolding to rescue Jayce but was unable, according to witnesses.
Neighbor Nidia Cordero told the Post that her children had “a big fight” between adults on the 29th floor balcony.
She said: “Then you hear screams. I think the mother was screaming and I checked and the baby was in the scaffolding.”
Jayce was described as a “sweet and innocent” child on a GoFundMe page created by his family.
His aunt Gina Garcia said he loves playing with race cars and watching Disney movies.
She said, “He was such a bright kid with a huge life ahead of him.”
The case is treated as a coincidence by the police.
New York City law requires owners of buildings with three or more apartments to install window screens if a child three years old or younger lives there or if a tenant or occupant requests it.
It is not known whether window bars were installed in the apartment building.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5697423/boy-fell-death-new-york-apartment/ Harrowing new details emerge after boy falls to his death from 29th floor after mom reveals where she thought son was