2-year-old boy killed in fall from roof of Boston building

Daylon Walker


BOSTON - A 2-year-old boy died Wednesday after falling from the roof of a building where he attended a home day care facility, CBS Boston reported.

The incident happened in an apartment complex in the Dorchester neighborhood around 9:30 a.m.

Neighbors told CBS Boston there were no adults around when they found the boy lying face down on the sidewalk.

City Councilor Tito Jackson said the boy, identified as Daylon Walker, was attending a home day care center run by a husband and wife on the first floor of the building.

At some point, Daylon managed to get out of the day care, climb up four flights of stairs and open the door to the roof, Jackson said.

"The young child was not being watched at some point and was able to go up four sets of stairs," Jackson said.

Police are investigating how he managed to leave the day care and why the door to the roof was apparently unlocked.

Daylon's grandmother Lucrecia Rivera dropped the little boy off at day care Wednesday morning. Rivera told CBS Boston the family had been looking for another day care center because they were uncomfortable with the existing arrangement.

The man who helps run the day care was taken away in an ambulance, reportedly distraught.

Parents of the remaining children at the center were called to come pick them up.

City records said the day center was licensed to care for up to 10 children. The day care is now closed pending an investigation.