MORRISANIA, The Bronx (TVMCK) — Lynija Eason, the mother of a 6-year-old girl who tragically passed away in the Bronx, has been taken into custody and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
On Saturday, authorities apprehended Lynija Eason, who now faces two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. This development follows the ongoing investigation into the untimely demise of her young daughter.
Who is Lynija Eason? Mother of Jalayah Eason, the 6-year-old girl who died arrested
According to the police, Jalayah Eason, the 6-year-old girl, succumbed to her injuries on Friday, which included extensive bruising all over her body. The precise cause of her death will be determined by an autopsy.
The distressing situation unfolded when Eason’s mother contacted emergency services around 4 a.m., reporting the injuries sustained by the child. Law enforcement promptly arrived at the Forest Houses on East 165th Street in Morrisania, where they discovered the unconscious child in her mother’s bedroom.
Authorities noted bruising and signs of trauma on Jalayah’s wrists and torso.
Jalayah was immediately transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, where medical professionals pronounced her deceased.
Currently, detectives are interrogating Lynija Eason, although no charges have been officially filed against her yet. The medical examiner’s office will play a crucial role in determining the cause of the young girl’s tragic death.
It has been revealed that the girl had been residing in a squalid 12th-floor apartment, characterized by filth and cluttered with strewn clothes and belongings.
A neighbor living below the family’s apartment mentioned frequently hearing sounds of crying coming from the unit.
As a precautionary measure, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) has removed two other children from the household: an 8-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. These siblings also displayed signs of previous injuries.
The investigation into this heartbreaking incident is still ongoing, as authorities work tirelessly to unravel the circumstances surrounding Jalayah Eason’s untimely demise.