A truly heartbreaking incident was reported where a dad passed away due to heart disease in an apartment and his toddler who had only learned to walk recently also died due to starvation. The incident happened back in February and only recently the investigators released the report to the media where they confirmed that there was no tragic play involved.
2-Year-Old Boy Starved To Death In Geneva, New York Apartment After Father Died Of Heart Disease
A heartbreaking incident was reported where a 2-year-old was found starved to death after he was left to fend for himself when his dad died in their apartment in Geneva, New York.
David Conde Jr., described as 'a beautiful baby boy with curly locks’, was found in the same bedroom as David Conde Sr., 59, after the alarm was raised when they hadn’t been seen for around a week.
It is reported that the toddler recently learned how to walk, after several surgeries and months of casts and rehabilitation, despite his medical condition at birth.
Investigators later confirmed that upon discovering their bodies, there was no evidence of trauma on their bodies.
They were found on February 15, according to a news release from the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, but their tragic cause of death has only now been released.
This week the deputies announced that Conde Sr. died of natural causes due to cardiovascular disease.
His son died of starvation sometime afterward, deputies said.
The news release said: 'It is believed Mr. Conde passed away first and the child was not able to obtain any nourishment after his father passed.'
When the bodies were found, deputies told reporters that they had been contacted to visit the apartment for a welfare check.