An unattended 2-year-old starved after his father died at their upstate New York dwelling this yr, authorities mentioned Tuesday.
David Conde Sr., 59, and David Conde Jr., 2, had been discovered useless Feb. 15 of their residence in Geneva, about 45 miles southeast of Rochester and 55 miles southwest of Syracuse.
The daddy died naturally from “heart problems,” the Ontario County Sheriff’s Division mentioned in an announcement.
The toddler’s reason behind dying was hunger, and the way was dominated to be unintended, the sheriff’s division mentioned.
Police had been referred to as to the house to carry out a welfare verify as a result of Conde Sr. had not been heard from in a number of weeks, Lt. Joseph Murphy mentioned Thursday. The pair had not been reported lacking, and the kid was not in day care.
“It’s believed that Mr. Conde handed away first, and the kid was not capable of acquire any nourishment after his father handed,” the assertion concluded.
Authorities have since positioned and interviewed the kid’s mom. The household couldn’t be reached at telephone numbers listed for them.
The pair had been final seen alive Jan. 22, and investigators have mentioned there have been no indicators of pressured entry or foul play within the residence.
Minyvonne Burke contributed.