A 3-year-old boy who was allegedly pushed into Lake Michigan at Chicago’s Navy Pier Monday has passed away, according to members of the family.
Josiah Brown passed away Sunday at 10:16 a.m. after his aunt allegedly pushed the boy into the water Monday.
Victoria Moreno, 34, was arrested Monday in the 700-block of East Grand Avenue, Chicago police said Wednesday morning.
Moreno did not attempt to rescue the boy, CPD said.
She appeared in bond court Wednesday afternoon, where a judge denied her bond. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Friday.
According to prosecutors, the 3-year-old was playing with his aunt at Navy Pier when she allegedly picked him up and threw him into the water.
The boy’s mother Eye witnessed the scenario that her son loved to swim, but didn’t know how.
“He never learned how to swim because he was so young. He would just splash around in the pool,” she said.
The boy was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital in critical condition.
Moreno is charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child. If convicted, she faces up to 30 years in prison.
The boy’s family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.
This is an unspeakably tragic event, and our thoughts are with Kyrian’s family as they cope with this devastating loss.