A 3-year-old who was wheeled into Lake Michigan has died, a family source says

through: Eli Ong, Eric Runge, Jackie BangeNextstar Media Wire



CHICAGO (WGN) — A 3-year-old boy whose aunt is accused of pushing him into Lake Michigan has died, according to a family source.

According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office, a 3-year-old boy with a description matching the boy who was wheeled off Chicago’s Navy Pier last week died at 10:16 a.m. — along with a matching time and place of the Incident Sunday morning.

According to police reports, the boy was pushed into the water off Navy Pier in the early afternoon of September 19.

The boy was reportedly in the care of his grandmother before the incident. When his grandmother went upstairs to change, the boy’s aunt, 34-year-old Victoria Moreno, took him out of the house, a police source told WGN.

According to an incident report, Moreno initially told police she was a witness before admitting to being the boy’s aunt. She said she took him to Navy Pier to “go on the rides,” the report says, but he “acted up,” so she “let go of his shirt and [he] fell into the water.”

The 3-year-old went into cardiac arrest while being lifted out of the water at Navy Pier around 1 p.m. He arrived at Lurie Children’s Hospital in very critical condition after suffering multiple heart attacks and seizures. He was in the water for about 30 minutes before being rescued.

The police source told WGN that Navy Pier surveillance video appears to show a woman throwing a 3-year-old boy into Lake Michigan. Police also said Moreno did not try to save the boy.

Moreno was charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault on a child. New charges are now expected against them.

A GoFundMe page was set up to help the family with medical expenses.

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Tom Vazquez

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