Mass. Toddler Dies In Tragic Fall From Daycare Building

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Two-year-old Daylan Walker died instantly last Wednesday morning after falling from the roof of a 4-story building that housed his daycare on the first floor, reports My Fox Boston.

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“She took everything from me,” said Daylan’s mother, Leonela Rivera, of daycare owner Marisol Rondon-Ramos.

Daylan, whose neck was reportedly broken in the fall, was pronounced dead at approximately 10:40 a.m. Wednesday after being transported to Boston Medical Center.

So far, investigators have not been able to piece together how Daylan wandered from the first floor daycare to the fourth floor and out onto the roof.

Read more from My Fox Boston:

FOX 25 has learned about allegations, dating back several years, that Rondon-Ramos put the children she was caring for in jeopardy. The state agency that oversees child care centers released a 37 page document full of complaints and violations against Rondon Ramos spanning more than seven years, including four violations for failure to practice safe sleep procedures with children. She was banned from caring for children under 15 months and has been investigated multiple times for allegations including being over-capacity and even allegedly locking children in a bathroom.

“He would never step outside without our permission,” said Rivera. “How does he get to the roof when she lives on the first floor?”

Daylan could not climb stairs well without an adult’s help, Rivera said.

Chillingly, Wednesday morning, when Daylan’s grandmother dropped him off at daycare, he didn’t want to go, his mother said.

To ease the family’s fears, a little after 9 a.m., Rondon-Ramos texted Rivera a picture of Ramos, writing in Spanish, “your boy is good – he is playing and quiet.”

Fifteen minutes later, police called her to tell her what had happened to her son.

Read more at My Fox Boston.

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