Police investigate burning death of toddler

Scene of the fire

Police are carrying out investigations into the death of one-year-old Faith-Ann Registe of Kingshill who lost her life in a house fire on Wednesday 19th, September 25, 2019.

According to information from Public Relations Officer (PRO), Inspector Simon Edwards the incident occurred at about 7:11 am at a house located at Lower Morne Bruce, Kingshill.

The charred remains of the child were found in the house after the fire.

Edwards stated that the infant lived in the single-room house with her 23-year-old mother and a two-year-old male child.

He said that at the time of the blaze, the mother was not at home.

“The toddler was able to walk away from the burning building with no injuries but the entire house was engulfed in flames trapping the deceased,” he explained. “On the mother’s return, she collapsed on seeing the tragedy and was taken away from the scene.”

Edwards said that members of the community and eventually, the Fire and Ambulance Service extinguished the fire.

“The charred body of the deceased was seen in the eastern section of the building on her back,” he stated.

The body was transported to the Roseau Health Centre by the Lyndhurst Funeral Home where it was identified by a family member, pronounced dead by a medical doctor and transported to the Lyndhurst Funeral Home.

The mother was attended to at the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) and was discharged.

Edwards said a post-mortem examination will be conducted and investigations are ongoing.

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  1. Hmmm
    September 26, 2018

    Why isn’t the mother being charged for neglect again??

  2. Anonymous
    September 25, 2018

    Carelessness my boi how you gon expect to leave your child un-noticed and for nothin to happen

  3. September 25, 2018

    Pure carelessness my boi

  4. Ibo France
    September 25, 2018

    This incident sends shiver through my body just thinking about such a nightmarish death. Yes, the mother should be held accountable but we all make mistakes, to err is human. We all have done something that we should not have done. Sometimes we take chances. Let’s empathize with the mother who fainted on realizing her mistake. Only she truly feels the excruciating emotional pain of losing her baby girl. Again, instead of dragging the inconsolable mother over hot red coals, be sympathetic. We are so quick to condemn when we are not directly involved in suck ghastly incidents.
    By the way, the physical conditions that some people have to endure, pain my heart. No human being should live in such wretched and deplorable houses. This is a damning indictment on the government that got so many millions in disaster materials, and it’s apparent, this indigent mother of two youngsters got none. Heartless, wicked, animalistic government. Help the helpless . Come on!!!

    • For the angels in heaven
      September 25, 2018

      She know things happen and that she left two babies in the house. She maybe went and chat with the neighbour or a friend and forgot she have food on fire and babies in a house. Sont care what nobody say she was careless and she should face charges. If it was another country she would have to face charges. Dominica laws to slack. She was careless and the law should deal with her. She should have never left the children at home alone.

  5. so sad
    September 25, 2018

    How tragic. 23 years old with two children under 2 years. I have seen this many times. A young single mother placed in a desperate situation where she can’t work because she can’t afford day care. Often times these ladies turn to a man who might help them out only to end up pregnant with the next baby. This lady is victim of circumstance.

  6. jhey
    September 25, 2018

    Theres a lot of “if’s” n ‘but’ that running to the mother mind right now for sure but as they saying, prevention is better than cure. we have to learn and think ahead on what would gonna happen if we leave our child alone. condolence to the family,,

  7. jamie
    September 25, 2018

    Dominica is doomed and is lawless,i cant judge the mother,but its unbelievable to see the state where this mother lives.

  8. My Dominica
    September 25, 2018

    when I heard of this incident I said if that mother was in the USA she would be in jail.. honestly I don’t feel sorry for the mother but the poor child.. Am a mother as well with a child same age and sometimes we take caring for them for granted.. you would say just down the road I going they would be ok home alone for 5 mins or in the front sit on a car for 2 mins.. but the truth is we never know what could happen in just 1 second.. that is pure neglect and she should suffer just as the child did.. sometimes we have to make examples so that people
    will stop this crazy things.. so early in the morning where were you.. but the law will feel more sorry for the mother.. but just as we deal with causing death by reckless driving is so we should deal with those incidents as well.. it just doesnt go down well everytime I think of this young baby in the fire and the young baby in the front sit..

  9. waypapa
    September 25, 2018

    No jail term for negligence? This will continue to happen, only in Dominica

  10. September 25, 2018

    We cannot leave children so young alone not even for a few minutes. It may seem possible to just run to a nearby store to grab something and run back, and may have done it several times, but it only takes a minute for disaster to strike. Always try to establish a good relationship with the neighbor or take them with you. I was taking some youths home from a birthday party; all of them under 8 years old. As I stopped at the first house to take the first child to his parent, something told me to turn off the vehicle and take the key even though I was in the driveway, within less than two minutes of getting out of the vehicle and going to the back seat, one of the youths jumped into the driver’s seat and was trying to start the vehicle. It is bad enough even when we are home with them and turn our back, much less stepping out for a few. We have to always be vigilant with our kids.

  11. Sams
    September 25, 2018

    I hope all you investigating the case of Sam Christian to

    • Unknown
      September 25, 2018

      Stupes…… Don’t comment about that here. U cant read the headlines. Shat man

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