Toddler Dies After Fall From Boston Building

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A Boston city councilor says a 2-year-old boy apparently wandered away from his day care facility in an apartment building and fell from its roof to his death.

Councilor Tito Jackson represents the neighborhood where the fall occurred. He says the boy died Wednesday morning.

Police say they found the boy on the pavement behind the four-story building and he was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police and the district attorney's office say they're investigating the circumstances. State child welfare officials also are investigating.

Family members identify the boy as Daylan Walker. His grandmother Lucretia Rivera tells The Boston Globe he cried when she took him to day care Wednesday.

The newspaper says a woman listed as the licensed operator of a day care center in the building declined to comment by phone, saying she's talking with police.

This article was originally published on May 28, 2014.