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Toddler, 3, Dies From Thirst & Hunger After Mother Pushes Him For 2 Days On Swing

Wed, July 1, 2015 12:39pm EDT by 6 Comments
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How awful. The autopsy of the precious little boy who was found dead after being pushed on a swing for two days straight, has come back. The results conclude that the toddler died of dehydration and hypothermia while in his mother’s care.

Ji’Aire Lee was found lifeless on a swing in Maryland on May 22 after being pushed for two days straight by his mother Romechia Simms, 24. The autopsy report revealed that the three-year-old had died from lack of water and hypothermia. However, his death has been officially ruled a homicide and his mother isn’t being charged.

So tragic. Investigators have released the autopsy results of the 3-year-old boy who was found dead on a swing at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata, Maryland, according to the Washington Post. A medical examiner’s office has officially ruled that the toddler’s death was a homicide.

That’s not  all. The outlet reports that Ji’Aire was alive at the time his mother put him into the swing, but wound up dying of hypothermia and dehydration after spending two days straight in the swing. So beyond awful. As of right now, charges against the boy’s mother, Romechia have not been filed.

Sadly, Romechia who suffers from depression and bipolar disorder, had what her mother, Vontasha Simms, claimed was “some kind of a psychotic episode” in the park. After the incident she was taken to a hospital for treatment and discharged four days later. What a terrible situation.

After being released Romechia attended her son’s funeral and included a letter she’d written to the boy, reports the outlet. “Son, the joy you brought to my life is unexplainable. . . . I miss you so much Ji’Aire, way more than I could possibly express through words. I am slowly accepting your passing. I want you to know that I have always been extremely proud of you, and I love you until the end of time. Ji’Aire Donnell Lee you are amazing. Love always, Mommy.”

Our thoughts are with Ji’Aire Lee and his family and friends during this time.

— Brittany King