18-Month-Old Boy Found Dead at Homestead Day Care

Categories: Crime
via WSVN
The death of an 18-month-old boy is being investigated by Miami-Dade homicide detectives after his body was found in an alleyway outside a Homestead day-care center yesterday afternoon around 3:30.

Someone at Jomiba Learning Center, at 1005 N. Krome Ave., called police to report a child in distress. When Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Homestead Police arrived, they found the toddler dead near a van in the alleyway.

The young boy has been identified as Dominicue Andrews, who was also known by the nickname Paw Paw. He lived with his mother and grandmother and was picked up, possibly along with another sibling, by the day-care center at 7:35 a.m. That was the last time he saw his family.

The Miami Herald recounts an unconfirmed story from an eyewitness:


Eli Lovo, 29, said he was at the Wells Fargo bank branch across the street when he heard a scream come the daycare center. He looked over and saw the boy on the ground. He said he recognized both a daycare employee and the driver of the van, which is used to bring children to and from the center, because he lives in a nearby apartment.

It looked like the boy had been moved, he said. "One of the da-care staff threw an empty bottle at the driver," Lovo said. "She was saying, 'How could you do this? How could you do this?' "
No cause of death has been released yet.

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thatz sad what happen to this baby boy... because i think every one driving a van or any viehcle should always take a little more time to check this veihcle ..yea  i understand it is very hot outside but if we took a little more time we would avoid this type of tragates


Very unclear, was he run over?


no he was left in a van at 90 degres hot


i think that the van driver nas neglectful with this child or the driver had to do something to this baby

Jhoanna Rubio
Jhoanna Rubio

This is so sad and it really break my heaart I have a two year old son in the day near by. The need to find justice for this baby boy. I hate the though of what he had to suffer and the family is well

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