Description of Incident:
Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives have arrested a Tamarac man for the death
of two young brothers who drowned earlier this year after venturing into a pool
at the Silver Palms Condominiums in North Lauderdale.
Louis Lynn Jr. was arrested Tuesday morning, September 3, and faces two counts
of aggravated manslaughter of a child. Detectives said Lynn failed to provide
proper care and supervision for the brothers, which made him responsible for their deaths.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., on May 22, 2019, family
members discovered Ja’Kye Joseph, 6, and
his 5-year-old brother, Branario Minto,
submerged in the pool. They pulled them from the water, began CPR and called
first responders arrived, the boys were non-responsive. North Lauderdale Fire
Rescue transported the brothers to Northwest Medical Center where they were
Investigators said surveillance video shows
the victims unsupervised and running to the pool area at approximately 7:16
p.m. Detectives said the 9-1-1 call was
received at 9:33 p.m., and the brothers had been submerged under water for almost
two hours prior to being found.
Detectives have obtained an additional arrest
warrant for the victims’ mother, Wildline Joseph. Anyone who knows Joseph’s whereabouts is urged
to contact the Regional Communications Division at (954) 764-4357, Homicide Det.
Barbara Dyer at (954) 321-4262 or call Broward Crime Stoppers, anonymously, at (954)
493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.
Homicide Det. B. Dyer
THIS REPORT BY:
Veda Coleman-Wright/Dir of PIO