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Orlando Headlines: Young Child Found Dead In Van

Orlando Headlines: Young Child Found Dead In Van

Police Find Young Child Dead In Van Outside Florida Day Care

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A young child has been found dead inside a van outside a Florida day care center.

Orlando police tell local news outlets they were called to Little Miracles Academy on Monday night and found the child in the van.

Sgt. Eduardo Bernal says they don’t yet know how long the child had been in the van.

Day care employees were talking to investigators late into the night but authorities said no one had yet been taken into custody.

No further details were immediately available.

Sculpture At Disney World Honors Boy Killed By Gator

In this June 15, 2016 file photo, law enforcement officials search the Seven Seas Lagoon outside the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., after Lane Graves, a two-year-old toddler, was dragged into the lake by an alligator. Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, said in a statement Wednesday, July 20, 2016, that they don’t plan to sue Walt Disney World for the death of their son. Photo: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World has erected a lighthouse sculpture to honor the memory of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator last year at one of its hotels.

Area television stations reported that the lighthouse was installed within the past week near where the boy died at the Florida resort.

Last year, an alligator grabbed little Lane Graves, who was playing along the Seven Seas Lagoon beach outside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. The child’s father, Matt Graves of Omaha, jumped into the water to try to free his son, whose body was found 16 hours later. His death was ruled an accident.

3 Vacationers Arrested In Killing Of A Florida Man

POINCIANA, Fla. (AP) — Two men and a juvenile who were vacationing from South Carolina are accused of fatally shooting a Florida man.

News outlets report 19-year-old Marcus Junior Delucien, 20-year-old Raekwon Davante Richardson and a 17-year-old were recently arrested. Delucien and Richardson were arrested in Summerville, South Carolina. The three are each charged with second-degree murder in the July 15 death of 23-year-old Yassine El-Hamzaoui.

Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jacob Ruiz says the three accused were vacationing together when they encountered the victim. Further details have not been released.

It’s unclear if the accused have lawyers.

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