According to officials and his family, the 3-year-old Chicago kid who was reportedly tossed into Lake Michigan by his insane aunt a week ago has passed away.
Just after ten in the morning, little Josiah Brown, who last Monday fell more than six feet from Windy City icon Navy Pier, was pronounced dead.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office informed The Post that it was Sunday.
Son father, Dantrell Brown, posted a collage of pictures for his “Jedi JoJo” on social media along with the words “Rest easy my bubba.”
Brown said that due to his dual hospitalizations while awaiting a heart transplant after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure at the age of 22, only days before the birth of his kid, he was only able to spend three hours at his baby’s hospital bedside.
In a heartbreaking letter to his late kid, he wrote, “If I don’t make it out, we can finally go swimming together that I promised you.”
After experiencing a heart attack in the lake and being pulled out by divers after 30 minutes, the young man was not expected to live.
After reportedly being seen on security camera throwing the youngster into the river after waiting for witnesses to leave, his aunt Victoria Moreno, 34, has already been charged with felony attempted first-degree murder.
She reportedly did nothing except observe while witnesses and police divers struggled valiantly to save the child.
Judge Susanna Ortiz condemned the aunt’s detention without bond for a “deliberately violent and vile… conduct symptomatic of wanton cruelty.” It was unclear right away if her accusations had changed as a result of her nephew’s passing.
According to Fox 32, JoJo had spent the night with his grandmother in the Des Plaines suburbia where his aunt, the alleged murderer, also resides.
In her first court appearance, Moreno’s public lawyer, Patrick Shine, stated that she has “serious mental health” problems, including anxiety, despair, and sleeplessness.
She had previously taken the youngster and two of her nieces to the pier, but the oldest child, age 11, had phoned for help in retrieving them, according to Block Club Chicago.
She stole the family’s pickup on Monday as his grandma was getting dressed, despite being prohibited from driving due to her medicine, according to Fox 32.
Morena was “not acting normal,” according to the mother of three who contacted 911 after observing the child in the water “looking straight up into the sky, absolutely afraid.”
The toughest thing I believe I will ever have to deal with is not being able to physically leap down and take him out of the sea, Ashton King, 31, told Fox 32.
The court denied Shine’s plea to have Moreno freed on bond, so she could seek professional assistance, describing Moreno as “a risk to the community and to her particular family members and children in general.”
According to Ortiz, those who lack self-control pose an equal threat to the community as those who could behave maliciously in order to conduct terrible deeds.