Cops Probe Deaths Of Toddlers In Far Rockaway And Jamaica, Queens
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl in Queens.
Emergency crews found the toddler, identified as Kevasia Edwards, unconscious and unresponsive in her Far Rockaway home on Beach 56 Place around 11:30 p.m. Monday, police said.
Police responded to the home after Kevasia’s mother sought help from a neighbor who called 911, 1010 WINS reported.
The child, who also had bruising around her mouth, was taken to Saint John’s Hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.
She also reportedly suffered a broken rib, 1010 WINS reported.
Neighbors told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones they tried to help the little girl, one of them performing CPR as they waited for emergency responders to arrive.
Four boys — ages 10, 6, 4 and 3 — living in the home were evaluated at a hospital following Kevasia’s death, police said. They have since been placed into the custody of the Administration for Children’s Services, Jones reported.
No arrests have been made, however, Kevasia’s mother is being questioned by police, 1010 WINS reported.
The 26-year-old does have prior arrests, but nothing involving her children, Jones reported.
Authorities are also investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy in Jamaica, 1010 WINS reported.
Police responding to a call on 156 Street found Naizer Reid unconscious. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Medical Examiner has not yet determined the cause of death, police said.
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