The WJPD did not release the child’s name, but a GoFundMe page set up to help the family with expenses gave the toddler’s name as Leonardo Sanchez, son of Dan and Danielle Sanchez.
“In my mind, my child is in your care, he suffocated under a bean bag”, Sanchez said.
Police are reviewing surveillance video, which Sanchez said shows Leo climbing under the bag, where he was for five to 15 minutes before employees realized he was underneath.
The parents of a Utah toddler who suffocated and died at a day care center Thursday are seeking answers after police said an employee accidentally sat on a beanbag chair that he was hiding under.
“I was given different stories”. ‘I’m so confused on how you don’t know where my kid is’. How do you not feel him?
“It just baffles me [and] makes me wonder [how] she must not have felt him”, Sanchez relayed to FOX-13.
Authorities said the investigation is ongoing. West Jordan officials were unable to respond to a request for comment from The Washington Post early Tuesday.
‘We regret deeply the tragic death of a young toddler at our day care facility. “No words adequately describe the depth of the sorrow we feel”, the daycare center said in a statement.
Leo’s death has devastated his family, where he was the third out of four children. “We know the family well, we grieve with them, and we pray that God will provide them the comfort and peace they inevitably will need”.
In his memory and in honor of what would have been his second birthday, the Sanchez family are asking those who come to Leonardo’s funeral to bring a present that will, in turn, be given to sick children at nearby hospitals. “Something happened, I don’t know what”, Sanchez said. Prior to Thursday’s incident, she said her son once fell at the day care and had to get stitches in his lip. At first blush, however, “It appears to be a tragic accident”, Monson said. “He was such a happy boy”.
When she dropped him off at daycare, she never imagined it would be the last time she would see him alive.