Daira Santana-Gonzales, 23, Arrested For The Murder Of Her Son, Darwin Gonzalez-Santana, 1

Published on May 29, 2019, 1:18 pm
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On December 27, 2018 at 1014 hours officers from the 46 Precinct were alerted to an unconscious 1 year-old in front of 1880 University Place, within the confines of the 46 Precinct in Bronx.

Officers exited their vehicle and observed an unconscious and unresponsive 1 year-old male.  The officers began to administer CPR and transported the child in their vehicle to Saint Barnabas Hospital where the child was pronounced deceased.

Darwin Gonzalez-Santana
1770 Montgomery Avenue, Apt. 1B
Bronx, NY 10453

There were no obvious trauma to the child and the Medical Examiner’s Office has deemed the incident  a homicide.

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation the following individual has been arrested and charged on 05/24/19 for the below incident.


Daira Santana-Gonzales, 23 (mother)
1770 Montgomery Avenue, Apt. 1B
Bronx, NY 10453


Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, a 29-year-old male individual was arrested and charged at 1015 hours on Saturday, June 29, 2019 as follows.


Chayanne Mendez Rodriguez
3530 Decatur Avenue, Apt. 4B
Bronx, New York 10467


  • murder

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.



Note: The family names of the mother and her son seem inconcistent. The information is published as provided by the NYPD.

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