Family remembers Jaysiah Chavez, a ‘gentle’ toddler killed in dog attack


The family of  2-year-old Jaysiah Chavez spoke out Tuesday.

According to police, the toddler was mauled to death by two rottweilers on Friday. 

“We feel like we’re in a dream right now. It’s just hard to fathom right now. A little boy passing especially the way he passed. It’s just terrible,” Ayden Palmerin Jaysiah’s uncle said. 

He said the family is beside themselves.

“(Jaysiah) just had lots to live, and unfortunately he was taken from us,” Palmerin said. 

Palmerin read a statement on behalf of the rest of the family. 

“He laughed and smiled, bringing joy and happiness to everyone he touched,” it read.

Police said Jaysiah was in his front yard when two Rottweilers escaped their yard and attacked. They said his grandparents tried to save him, but he was pronounced dead at CRMC. 

Now even those he never met, are showing their love through memorials which are growing by the day. 

“I want to thank everybody else in the community and everybody who started bringing toys and candles and just letters and cards of condolences,” Rocio Lopez Jaysiah’s aunt said. 

Family will remember his love of life and music, as well as his tender soul.

“Very gentle, very sweet. He had a beautiful smile and he would melt your heart,” Lopez said.  The family is in the process of setting up funeral arraignments. You can help them by following this link:

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