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UPDATE: 3-year-old who froze to death on South Side identified

Published: Sat, March 1, 2014 @ 4:15 p.m.

Staff report


A 3-year-old boy apparently froze to death in an unheated, enclosed back porch in a home in the 2800 block of South Avenue overnight.

The boy was found after his relatives woke up and could not find him. Someone discovered him about 9 a.m. in the enclosed porch and called 911, the boy’s great aunt, Cheryl Boudrey, said on the front porch of the home early this afternoon.

Police were called and detectives are investigating.

Lt. Douglas Bobovnyik of the Detective Bureau said there were 11 people inside the home, nine of them children. Several of those children had been placed there by the Mahoning County Children Services, Bobovnyik said.

Bobovnyik identified the boy as Quentin Alli.

This is a developing story. Read the full story Sunday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


1sillylilly(6 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

"Several of those children had been placed there by the Mahoning County Children Services, Bobovnyik said."

good job mahoning county, was to let all of those children suffer and one die. how can those children even be in a home like that!? that has to be against some kind of law. the children were removed from those people and placed somewhere safe and warm im hoping!!!!

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2gbiker50(1 comment)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Silly, have you ever had a 3 year old around. # year olds are curious and will look for things that they can do and handle without knowing others about them doing it. A 3 year old is well versed in opening doors and closing them. That is simply what this story states that this child was found on the enclosed back porch. Now it does not say whether the family put that child there, we cannot go juxtaposing that the family is guilty. We have to see what the facts are as to what happened. Like I said the family was sleeping and a 3 year old will and can get into anything and will!!!

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3lumper(284 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

i smell engler vs betras for the lawsuit !!!!!

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4Attis(918 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

No 3 year kid would freeze to death silently. No one in a house with 11 persons heard his cries before they stopped? Why was the door back to the house locked? Something stinks to high heaven here.

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5andersonathan(671 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

I hope tonight no one is sleeping in that house and I have a freezer big enough for the adults and placement people A three year old? i can not justify this in anyway, a simple chain lock five feet high seriously 2 people need to be under arrest tonight if not more

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676Ytown(1293 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

No cries, no knocking on the door? No one checked on him before 9:00 a.m.? This is not sounding good.

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7weezle813(14 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Gbiker its called adult supervision I have a very curious 11 month old who never gets far with out mom or dad following. Lets not make excuses and place blame where it belongs its called onus so lets take some as a society.

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8daar2055(54 comments)posted 9 months, 3 weeks ago

For him to freeze to death he had to be out there a long time. Before you go to bed dont you check on your children and tuck them in. Doors are locked and lights are out. Please remove all children from this home. Social Services must be heart up for foster families. No excuse for this to have happened. Smh!!

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