Authorities claim to have recovered the corpse of a missing 2-year-old Florida toddler in the jaws of an alligator on Friday in St. Petersburg, Florida.
According to St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway, the youngster, Taylen Mosley, was reported missing after his mother, Pashun Jeffery, 20, was discovered dead in her residence on Thursday with numerous knife wounds.
Thomas Mosley, Taylen’s father, has been detained and charged with two charges of first-degree murder, according to St. Petersburg police.
Daily Loud tweeted a post on his official Twitter account and states that the body of 2yo Florida boy was found in a lake in the jaws of an alligator:
The body of a 2-year-old Florida boy was found in a lake in the jaws of an alligator 🙏😔 pic.twitter.com/MCaAAVf2CC
— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) April 1, 2023
Only a few miles away from the apartment where Jeffery was discovered dead, at Dell Homes Park, police observed an alligator with something in its teeth. The reptile dropped the item when an officer shot one bullet at it, according to Holloway.
When police were able to recover the item, they discovered Taylen’s corpse to be intact. While we didn’t want to locate him in this manner, Holloway added, “at least we can now provide some closure to that family.”
According to Holloway, Thomas had injuries on his wrists and arms when he was sent to the hospital on Friday. He was subsequently lodged in the Pinellas County Jail, according to online prison records. Thomas requested legal counsel because he did not want to talk with the police, but it was unclear on Saturday if he had done so.
Officials have not disclosed Taylen’s cause of death or how he got into the park since they claim the inquiry is still underway.
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