Lynija Eason Kumar, 27, Arrested For The Murder Of Jalayah Eason, 6

Published on April 25, 2024, 6:11 pm
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On Friday, May 26, 2023, at approximately 0357 hours, police responded to a 911 call of an aided, unconscious 6-year-old female child, inside of an apartment, located in a residential building at 730 E. 165 Street (Forest Houses), within the confines of the 42nd Precinct / PSA 7 in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, officers observed a 6-year-old female, unconscious and unresponsive, with bruising / trauma about the wrists and torso.

EMS responded to the location and transported the aided female to NYC Health & Hospitals / Lincoln, where she was pronounced deceased.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as indicated.


Jalayah Eason
730 E. 165th Street
Bronx, NY 10456

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, this incident was deemed a homicide by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

The following 27-year-old female individual was arrested and charged on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 1111 hours, within the confines of the 42nd Precinct.  


Lynija Eason Kumar
730 E. 165th Street
Bronx, NY 10456


  • murder in the 2nd degree;
  • manslaughter recklessly causes death;
  • manslaughter of a person under 11 years.

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.


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