Mother Commits Suicide After Mysterious Death Of Toddler
A young mother has committed suicide by walking in front of a semi-trailer the same day her 14-month-old son mysteriously died at their home, authorities said.
Police in Canton, Ohio, discovered little Omoyele Gonzalez dead in a bed at the property in the 1600 block of 10th Street just after 7.30 p.m. Thursday. He had no obvious injuries and a subsequent autopsy has proved inconclusive.
Officers were called to the home because the child’s mother, Kayelisa Martin, 20, was threatening suicide, according to a Canton police press release. Around the same time, a family member went to the nearby Canton Fire Station No. 7 to report that the toddler was dead.
When law enforcement arrived, however, Martin wasn’t there. They tried to locate her, but soon received word that the devastated mother had died in a traffic incident in nearby Summit County.
According to the press release, Martin ‘committed suicide by walking in front of a moving vehicle on I-77 at Milepost 115,’ near Akron-Canton Airport.
A Summit County sheriff’s office release states that she was struck when she stepped in front of a semi-trailer.
The northbound lanes were closed for about four hours after the tragic incident and traffic was detoured around the scene.
Stark County Coroner’s office conducted an autopsy on the toddler Saturday and results released Monday offered little insight into how the adorable toddler died.
‘Preliminary autopsy findings showed that the child did not die of any trauma,’ coroner P.S. Murthy said in a statement.
The office is awaiting toxicology results but confirmed X-rays showed there had been no recent or past abuse, nor did Omoyele die from injuries consistent with a fall or from an infection.
The child’s father does not live at the home. Police said they have interviewed him and they don’t believe he was involved.
Gary Guenther, investigator for the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office, said Friday that Martin’s autopsy showed she died of ‘blunt force trauma to the head and torso.’
He said she was pronounced dead at the scene.
Judging from the Facebook photo she shared above, it appears the young lady was actually pregnant once again when she stepped into traffic. Tragic story.