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For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2014

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

Topic: Death Investigation
Case #: PD140120025827
Date & Time of Occurrence: 01/21/2014 at approx. 4:38 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 10932 S.W. 242 Street
  Miami, Florida
Deceased #1:
Deceased Name: Maxuell Armah, (W/M)
Deceased DOB: 07/11/2011
Deceased Age: 2
Deceased Address: 10932 S.W. 242 Street
  Miami, Florida

Death Investigation

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

The Miami-Dade Police Department, Homicide Bureau is investigating a drowning that took place at the listed location.  Police were initially dispatched to a missing two-year old and upon arrival, they were approached by the family members who had just discovered the two-year old inside a nearby canal.  The officer jumped into the canal to rescue the child and was assisted by an off-duty Florida Highway Patrol Major.  Once the officers made it to the canal bank, they began resuscitative efforts on the child. The child was airlifted to Miami Children's Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. 

No foul play is suspected at this time.

UPDATE: On January 21, 2014, investigators confirmed that shortly after 5:00 a.m. Maxuell Armah was pronounced deceased. The cause of death is pending the medical examiner's report.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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