SHOCK: Four-year-old Myles Dobson died after being found unresponsive while he was in the care of a transgender babysitter in an apartment in the Ritz Plaza in New York City, on Wednesday. Dobson’s body was marked by cigarette burns and defensive wounds, the NY Daily News reports.
Myles Dobson was found unresponsive following a 911 call at 10:50 a.m., and was pronounced dead at St. Luke’s Hospital.
The babysitter, who has been identified as 37-year-old Janaie Jones, initially told authorities she had placed Myles on a counter in the bathroom, then left the room for a few minutes. She claimed she heard a noise, ran back to the bathroom and found Myles Dobson in the tub, unconscious. There was no water in the tub.
Janaie Jones, who goes by the name Kryzie King, later confessed to the crime, saying, “I was giving him corporal punishment,” DNAinfo reports. Jones assumed care of the boy on December 18 after his father, Okee Wade, was sent to jail for failing to appear in court on fraud charges.
Myles Dobson’s mother lost custody of her son and it is not clear who his guardian is. Charges in the boy’s death are expected after an autopsy has been performed.