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Mother of Bronx tot killed in fall planned birthday party, now it will be a funeral


Added 02-10-19 06:13:02pm EST - “Helena Flores fell from a fourth-floor window in her apartment building on E. 140th St. near Cypress Ave. in Mott Haven just before 5 p.m.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Mother of Bronx tot killed in fall planned birthday party, now it will be a funeral - NY Daily News”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The family of a 4-year-old autistic girl who died in the Bronx on Saturday after falling from a window planned to celebrate her birthday on Sunday. Now they will be planning her funeral.

Helena Flores fell from a fourth-floor window in her apartment building on E. 140th St. near Cypress Ave. in Mott Haven just before 5 p.m.

“She was loved and was safe. My whole home is childproofed because Helena’s autistic,” said Hilda Flores, the girl’s mother. “We just overlooked one small detail.”

Flores said the kids’ bedroom in the apartment was small and contained two radiators, so she would sometimes leave the window open by about two inches to keep the space from overheating.

Flores said she was asleep when her daughter fell, and that her sister and niece were on babysitting duty.

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