Tyana Lloyd, the mother of a 3-year old girl named Jaylynn Evans who reportedly has died of COVID-19, said she had no idea that her daughter was infected with the virus. The little girl’s family is heartbroken and still has many unanswered questions.
According to her family, Jaylynn was playing with a 4-year old friend when she suddenly fell unconscious. Her friend’s grandfather, Anthony Richardson, failed to call 911 and brought her instead to Cohen Children’s Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Richardson, who was 59-years old, was initially arrested for apparently delaying treatment for the child. But the Bronx District Attorney said he would remain uncharged pending further investigation.
“That’s a careless act, what he did,” Winston Ramsay, Jaylynn’s great-grandfather told New York Post about Richardson. “He is irresponsible. First thing you do, you call an ambulance. They could have saved Jaylynn. Why would he leave the Bronx and take the child over to Queens? That’s a long drive through traffic. And, he never called 911, never called Tyana Lloyd to say the baby got sick or nothing.”
Surveillance footage showed Richardson leaving the apartment carrying a seemingly unconscious girl in his arms around 2 p.m. They reached the hospital at around 5 p.m. according to reports. He allegedly declined to speak to the police to give an explanation.
Last August, Jaylynn was tested for coronavirus before returning to daycare and the results were negative. Now, an autopsy has been conducted to determine the exact cause of death and if foul play was involved.