Toddler Who Fell Out Window at Hialeah Hotel Has Died: Police

Friday, Sep 20, 2013  |  Updated 6:13 PM EDT
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Luis Rodriguez Jr., 23 months old, died at Holtz Children's Hospital at Jackson Memorial Thursday at 3 p.m., Hialeah Police said. He had previously been on life support but had no brain activity.Rodriguez was with his parents at the Paraiso Hotel at 1615 W. Okeechobee Road when he fell from the window Sept. 13, police said.

Luis Rodriguez Jr., 23 months old, died at Holtz Children's Hospital at Jackson Memorial Thursday at 3 p.m., Hialeah Police said. He had previously been on life support but had no brain activity.Rodriguez was with his parents at the Paraiso Hotel at 1615 W. Okeechobee Road when he fell from the window Sept. 13, police said.

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Luis Rodriguez, 23 months old, was on life support at Holtz Children's Hospital at Jackson Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, after he fell from a second-story window when he was with his parents at the Paraiso Hotel in Hialeah on Friday night. Judge Alan Fine discussed the case.
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The toddler who fell from the second-story window of a hotel in Hialeah has died, police said Friday.

Luis Rodriguez Jr., 23 months old, died at Holtz Children's Hospital at Jackson Memorial Thursday at 3 p.m., Hialeah Police said. He had previously been on life support but had no brain activity.

Rodriguez was with his parents at the Paraiso Hotel at 1615 W. Okeechobee Road when he fell from the window Sept. 13, police said.

Evidence of cocaine and alcohol was found in the room where the family had been staying for two days, police said. The couple's 5-month-old son has been placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families.

Parents Luis Enrique Rodriguez, 26, and Jacqueline Sanchez, 27, were taken into custody and charged with child abuse without great bodily harm for keeping narcotics near the children, officials said. They have been released from jail on bond.

"These charges are for the presence of narcotics in proximity of children," police spokesman Carl Zogby said in a statement.

Police haven't said whether the parents will face additional charges in the boy's death.

 A status hearing was scheduled for Friday afternoon in juvenile court in the case, court officials said.

"The investigation regarding the actual fall and death of the child is open and on-going. Thus far, it appears to be a terrible accident, but evidence is still being processed and interviews are still being conducted," Zogby said.

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