Boy, 4, who 'always wanted to fly' plunges to his death from 16th floor window

A four year-old boy who told his mother he wanted to fly died after falling from a 16th floor apartment window. Jesse Delduca fell from the Quadomain Tower in Hollywood, Florida on Saturday, with medical examiners subsequently ruling the youngster’s death a tragic accident. Their report said Jesse’s mom Eliza had told investigators how her little boy had always wanted to fly.

Jesse, whose family are from Staten Island in New York, was staying at the condominium with his parents, twin brother and aunt when his dad Phil opened a screened window in Jesse’s bedroom to let a breeze in. Shortly afterwards, Phil returned to the room and noticed the screen had been ‘partially bent out,’ so he took it out, placed it on the bed, and closed his sons’ bedroom window.

Some time later, Jesse’s aunt noticed the screen laying on the bed, and looked out the bedroom window to see the little boy’s body on the ground 16 floors below. Jessie’s parents and aunt all rushed downstairs and asked the building’s lobby attendant to dial 911, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

According to MailOnline, the Delducas are believed to have been staying in Florida for several months. Heart-rending Facebook posts made on the morning of Jesse’s death showed the twins coloring eggs to celebrate Easter. Eliza Delduca later shared a heartbreaking tribute to her late son on her profile, writing: ‘Goodbye ours Jesse boy!!!! Oh my God it hurts so much !!! please pray for us.’

A spokesman for the Hollywood Police Department said an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Jesse’s death is continuing.

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