The Florida toddler present in an alligator’s jaws final month was drowned by his father, police mentioned Monday.
The reason for demise of 2-year-old Taylen Mosley was decided to be drowning, in accordance with a press release from the St. Petersburg Police Division, which mentioned she had confirmed the drowning with the Pinellas County Coroner.
The kid’s father, Thomas Mosley, 21, is charged with first-degree homicide within the alleged killing of his son and the boy’s mom, Pashun Jeffery, 20, police mentioned.
A police spokesman mentioned Monday Mosley threw or positioned his son in Lake Maggiore, the place the kid was present in an alligator’s mouth.
Nobody might be reached from the coroner’s workplace on Monday. Mosley’s legal professional was additionally not instantly reached for remark.
The kid’s physique was discovered on March 31.
A detective shot the alligator, St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway mentioned.
The toddler has been lacking since March 30, when Jeffery was discovered lifeless at her residence, police mentioned.
She was stabbed a number of instances, Holloway mentioned.
Lake Maggiore is sort of 10 miles from his mom’s residence, police mentioned.
A seek for the boy included canine, a drone and federal and state regulation enforcement businesses. An Amber Alert was additionally issued for him.
Phil Helsel And Madelyn Urabe contributed.