The family of a 9-year-old boy who drowned in a pool at a North Beach condominium in December was left stunned and heartbroken when the boy’s mother was forced to move out of the condo, TMZ reported.
The family’s new home in a condo on the north shore of Long Island City, N.Y., is a stonebridge condo, but its new owner was not notified, the site reported.
“It’s like we just lost our mom, our daddy, our sister and all of us,” Tiffany, a senior at Long Beach City Schools, told TMZ.
“We’re not used to it.
I’ve never experienced anything like it before.
I mean, my life has been so full.
I’m just really upset.”
The family of the boy, Jelani Stutzman, and his parents, who did not want to be identified, were living in a Stonebridge condo on Long Beach Blvd.
when Jelai went into the water at the end of a long day of work at the condo complex on Dec. 3.
Jelanis parents said they went to a nearby hotel room where they met with their son’s family.
The boy, who was a senior, was found floating in the water by a friend and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Jelani’s parents told the website that their son had just started to get his first taste of the real world when he went into a pool, and they did not know his parents were staying in the condo.
“I just remember Jelin saying ‘Mommy, you need to go, you’re not going to be here for a long time,'” Tiffany Stutzmann said, according to the website.
“It just devastated me.
We’re just so, so, grateful that Jelino did not get hurt.”