Dead Infant’s Family Had DCF Past

HOMESTEAD (CBS4) –Miami Dade Police are calling the investigation into the death of a four month old little boy “unclassified” Sunday.

Detectives say his parents Jhanine Jordan, 28,  and Jerry Correa, 24 took him to Homestead Hospital Saturday after they found him unresponsive.


Doctors there pronounced the child dead.

Police investigators then went to the family’s homestead apartment and said there were problems.

“They did notice that the home was in deplorable conditions and Department of Children and Family services were notified,” said Det. Alvaro Zabaleta, Miami Dade Police.  “They did respond so they can initiate an investigation.”

Department of Children and Family Services said the baby’s older sister was taken into the agency’s custody and they said the family does have a history with DCF.

The news came as a surprise to neighbors.

“To learn that, that’s just depressing,” said Jorge Izquerdo, a neighbor.  “Not only did she lost her baby now she’s losing her little girl. That’s just depressing.”

Adela Rodriguez said she would sometimes invite the family into her home. She said she had never seen the children in any sort of bad conditions.

“He’s a beautiful baby,” said Rodriguez. “He’s laughing he’s a very beautiful baby.”

As of now no one is charged in the case. Investigators are waiting to learn the cause of death from the medical examiners office.


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