Girl, 6, dies after being found in NYC apartment with bruises on wrists, body

A 6-year-old girl died after being found unconscious early Friday inside a filthy Bronx apartment with bruises and trauma to her wrists and body, cops said.

Jalayah Eason was discovered by her mother cold and not breathing inside a closet of their 12th-floor apartment in the NYCHA’s Forest Houses at E. 165th St. near Tinton Ave. just before 4 a.m. Friday, according to police.

The mother, who called 911, tried to administer CPR but the little girl would not wake up, cops said.

EMS arrived 15 minutes later and rushed the girl to Lincoln Hospital, but she couldn’t be saved, police said.

Bruises and other trauma were discovered on Jalayah’s wrists and torso, according to police.

Cops said there were dirty clothes in piles around the apartment, which looked as if no one has cleaned it in a while.

The girl’s siblings — an 8-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl — were also in the apartment but were unharmed.

6-year-old Jalayah Eason.
6-year-old Jalayah Eason was found cold and not breathing in a Bronx apartment closet on Friday.
Jalayah Eason was discovered by her mother cold and not breathing in their 12th-floor apartment in the NYCHA’s Forest Houses.
Jalayah Eason was discovered by her mother cold and not breathing in their 12th-floor apartment in the NYCHA’s Forest Houses.

It was unclear how little Jalayah died.

The mom, who sources identified as Lynija Eason, was being questioned over the death but no one has been charged as of Friday morning.

The city’s Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

Police said EMS rushed the 6-year-old to Lincoln Hospital, but she couldn't be saved.
Police said EMS rushed the 6-year-old to Lincoln Hospital, but she couldn’t be saved.
Cops said there were dirty clothes in piles around the apartment, and looked as if no one has cleaned the apartment in a while.
Cops said there were dirty clothes in piles around the apartment, and looked as if no one has cleaned the apartment in a while.

The city’s Administration of Children’s Services has also been alerted to the situation.

A babysitter who watches a child on the floor below told The Post she’s seen Jalayah running around and could hear crying sometimes from the family’s apartment.

A babysitter who watches a child on the floor below told The Post she’s seen Jalayah running around and could hear crying sometimes from the family’s apartment.

“The little girl would be running around, then she would cry, like screaming, crying. She’s not happy that little girl,” said the babysitter, Michelle Abreu

PICTURED: Jalayah Eason.
Bruises and other trauma were discovered on Jalayah’s wrists and torso, according to police.
The young girl’s mom, who has been identified as Lynija Eason, was questioned over the death but no one has been charged as of yet.
The young girl’s mom, who has been identified as Lynija Eason, was questioned over the death but no one has been charged as of yet.

“I can’t stop crying, because it’s sad,” she added. 

Another neighbor was shocked by the news. 

“She’s a good mother every time I see her,” Ishia Gilchrest said. “I always see her with her kids. She took them to school, she always brought them back. I’m surprised, I didn’t expect her to have problems like that.”

Per: NYP

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