A Florida mother is grieving the loss of her child, and asking for help after a daycare center forgot her baby in a van for 5 hours, in 92 degree weather.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a statement on a Facebook post, that on Wednesday Jacksonville Police received a call about an unresponsive infant at Ewing’s Love & Hope Preschool and Academy.
When the emergency responders arrived they found baby Brooklyn strapped to her car seat still inside the daycare van.
Lancia Isaac, the mother of the child wrote on facebook:
“Her life was abruptly ended after she was left in a child care van for hours. The team of doctors and nurses did everything in their power to save my beautiful baby girl but she couldn’t be revived. I come to you all today as humble and as most importantly a grieving mother and ask for your help in helping laying my baby girl to rest.”
Isaac set up a gofundme to help her cover the costs for Brooklyn’s funeral.
The Gofundme reads:
Hello everyone, I’m Lancia…the mother of beautiful 4 month old Baby Brooklyn. Her life was abruptly ended after she was left in a child care van for hours. The team of doctors and nurses did everything in their power to save my beautiful baby girl but she couldn’t be revived. The tragedy has left our city outraged and full of sorrow. My family is in shambles and with so many unanswered questions . I come to you all today as humble and as most importantly a grieving mother and ask for your help in helping laying my babygirl to rest.
Police say Brooklyn was picked up earlier that day from Isaac and brought to the daycare program at the academy, in a van driven by co-owner of the facility Darryl Ewing.
Ewing arrived at Love & Hope academy and the children were “Offloaded and take into the center”. The 4 month Brooklyn was left inside of the van and not brought inside.
It wasn’t until Isaac called to make pickup arrangements at 1:03 pm that employees realized Brooklyn wasn’t in the center, and went to check outside in the van for her.
The police said:
“Daycare employees went to the van and discovered the victim still strapped in her child seat unresponsive and called emergency services.”
Ewing was arrested after a preliminary investigation.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office stated:
“Further investigative efforts revealed the suspect was responsible for maintaining a separate driver’s log documenting all children that are placed onto the van, This log is separate from the parental log signed by parents. Detectives viewed the driver’s log, which showed the suspect had logged in two of the victim’s siblings but not the victim. it was determined, the suspect’s actions (and lack thereof) failed to provide the victim with the necessary supervision and provide services to protect the victim’s physical health, all which was essential to the victim’s well-being and contributed to the death of the victim,” police allege.”