Father Charged After 2-Year-Old Missing Son Was Found Dead Inside Alligator’s Mouth, Relative Of Father Says ‘My Cousin Is Innocent Until Proven Guilty’


The search for a 2-year-old boy has come to a shocking end after the toddler was located inside an alligator’s mouth in Florida. The boy’s father was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. One count for the child and the second count for the fatal stabbing of the toddler’s mother, Pashun Jeffery, 20, reports the New York Post.

Chief Anthony Holloway said officials were investigating the vicinity of Dell Holmes Park when they witnessed an alligator with

“an object in its mouth”

inside of Lake Maggiore. Police shot at the reptile, killing it, which forced it to release the toddler’s body. The boy was then retrieved; however, it’s unclear how the boy died. Officials are unsure if he was dead before being located in the lake. The chief offered his condolences, he said,

“We are sorry that it had to end this way.” 

The search for the young boy began at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday after they discovered the young mother deceased inside her apartment from several stab wounds. The boy’s father, Thomas Mosley, was identified as a potential suspect after checking himself into a hospital with

“cuts to his hands into his arms.”

It’s unclear if the injuries were due to self-defense; however, officials declared

“nothing in our investigation leads us to believe that he is a victim.”

The suspect checked into the hospital without his son. Reports say he remains in the hospital. The department later sent out an amber alert for the toddler as well as began a volunteer search. Dive teams were sent out to nearby pounds near Taylen and Jeffrey’s home and officials later discovered the toddler. 

The father’s cousin recently came out and defended his name. The relative wrote on Facebook,

“MY Cousin IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY!! lossY’all can’t believe everything you hear!! Now I’m not saying nothing didn’t go down between him & Pashun because I wasn’t there but I will say somebody else is involved!! And far as Taylen HE DID NOT DO IT Thomas has been & is still in the hospital since Thursday Morning!” 

#Clique, let’s keep this family in our thoughts and prayers! 

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