Three-year-old child discovered dead in van

The body of three-year-old Isaiah Hazel of McBean Village, Couva was discovered in the back of a van in which he was traveling from school on Thursday.

The discovery was made by a group of school children as they made their way into the van.

Details remain unclear at this time. However, we are told the child may have fallen asleep while being transported to his pre-school, in California.

Isaiah is believed to have suffocated.

The body was taken to the Couva District Health Facilities where the child was pronounced dead. 

The child lived with his mother Amanda Vincent.

His maternal grandmother Judy Vincent said she was in shock and disbelief when she got the horrifying news. 

Vincent said she wanted justice for her grandchild’s death.

The body was taken by an undertaker with a police escort to the San Fernando  General Hospital. 

- by Sashtri Boodan

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