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Police can’t find bus driver charged for Isaiah’s death

File photo.
File photo.

Police went to the home of a Couva bus driver regarding the death of three-year-old Isaiah Hazel to serve her charge papers but she could not be found. Police also visited the homes of relatives to look for her but up to Friday afternoon, she had not been located.

The 31-year-old woman was expected to appear before a Couva magistrate on Friday charged the unlawful killing of the boy. Newsday learnt that on Thursday Sgt Elvin of the Homicide Bureau Region III laid the charge.

Isaiah fondly called Zay Zay died on July 4 at California, Couva, and an autopsy later found he died of hyperthermia caused by extreme heat and dehydration.

Preschoolers found him unresponsive on the floor of the school bus which was driven by the accused woman. It is believed he fell asleep on the bus in the morning, and the driver thought all the children had been dropped off at their schools.

When the driver returned to collect the children and they discovered the boy, she fainted. She later had a panic attack and was hospitalised for some days.

After doctors discharged her from the San Fernando General Hospital, police questioned and later released her.

The boy would have celebrated his fourth birthday on November 13.

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