The three-year-old boy was found dead under a pile of clothes in a Marrero home on Wednesday morning. When police arrived they noticed that the home smelled of gas.
The Jefferson Parish coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich said the cause of death for was homicidal asphyxiation.
The boys mother, Lakeshia Brown, called 911 and then crawled out of a window because the house appeared to be locked from the outside.
The mother’s boyfriend has been arrested in connection with this crime.
Lakeshia Brown was taken to the Investigations Bureau for questioning.