Boy who was killed in a fall from 16th floor Florida window is identified as a four-year-old twin as his death is ruled accidental
- Jesse DelDuca, 4, was killed in a fall from 16th floor window at his family’s vacation condo in Hollywood, Florida, Saturday
- Medical examiner ruled Jesse died as a result of accidental fall
- Report says Jesse’s father opened screened window in his room to let in some air, then noticed the screen was bent, took it out and closed the window
- Jesse’s aunt later opened the window and saw her nephew on the ground outside the condominium
- His mother told police Jesse had always wanted to fly
A child who died in a fall from the 16th floor window of his family’s vacation condominium in Florida last weekend has been identified as the four-year-old twin son of a couple from New York.
Hollywood police and paramedics were called to Quadomain Tower Condominium on 2201 South Ocean Drive at 12.30pm on Saturday, where Jesse DelDuca was pronounced dead.
The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office released a report on Thursday, ruling the toddler’s death accidental.
Tragic: Jesse DelDuca, 4, was killed in an accidental fall from the 16th floor window of his family’s vacation condominium in Hollywood, Florida, on Saturday
The Quadomain Tower Condominium in Hollywood, Florida, where Jesse died last weekend
According to the document obtained by Sun-Sentinel, Jesse was at his family’s condo on the 16th floor with his parents, twin brother and aunt.
Jesse’s parents, Philip DelDuca and his wife, Eliza, are pictured in a photo posted on Facebook before their son’s death
The boys’ father, Phil DelDuca, 51, from Staten Island, opened a screened window in Jesse’s bedroom to let a cross-breeze in at around 11.20am.
The father exited the room, and when he returned some time later, he noticed that the screen on the window was ‘partially bent out,’ so he removed it, placed it on the bed and closed the window.
Later, Jesse’s aunt saw the screen laying on the bed and opened the window, only to discover her nephew laying on the ground 16 floors below.
DelDuca, his wife and the sister-in-law all rushed downstairs and asked the lobby attendant to call 911.
According to the medical examiner’s report, Jesse’s mother told police her son had always wanted to fly.
Photos posted on the parents’ social media pages indicate that the family have been staying in Florida for the last few months.
Police found the deceased child when they arrived to the call at Quadomain Tower Condominium
Crime scene investigators arrived to the building on Saturday afternoon
On the morning of Jesse’s death, his mother shared photos on Facebook showing their twins happily coloring eggs for Easter.
Two days later, the grieving mom wrote a heart-breaking status update saying goodbye to her son and asking for prayers.
The Hollywood Police Department said the investigation into Jesse DelDuca’s accidental fall is still ongoing.