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Jaden Jordan, 3-Year-Old New York City Boy, Dies After Alleged Assault By Mom's Boyfriend

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NEW YORK — A three-year-old boy who was found unconscious inside his New York City home last week has died.

Police say Jaden Jordan died Sunday night at a hospital.

Officers responding to a 911 call at a Brooklyn apartment last Monday found the boy.

He was found covered in feces with a fractured skull, police sources told the New York Daily News.

“It’s as if the kid had been speared by a football player,” a source told the newspaper.

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Three-year-old Jaden Jordan has died after he was found unconscious inside his New York City home. (Photo: PIX11/Screenshot)

Police say the boyfriend of the child's mother first said the boy had slipped in the bathtub and he gave him CPR.

After questioning 24-year-old Salvatore Lucchesse, police charged him with four counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

A medical examiner will determine the cause of death of the boy.

Child welfare caseworker went to wrong home

New York City's child welfare agency received a tip Nov. 26 from a child abuse hotline warning that Lucchesse was scaring the toddler with a pit bull and had locked him in the dog's cage, according to DNAinfo New York.

The caller gave the wrong address by mistake — the home next door to Jordan's — but gave Lucchesse's name, according to DNAinfo.

The agency sent a caseworker to the address who left when they received no leads.

Two days later, police received a 911 call about Jordan.

With files from Emma Prestwich