Questions remain Monday in death of young Milwaukee boy
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MILWAUKEE - A family is grieving Monday while asking questions about thei death of a 10-year-old boy.
Police believe the tragic death of a 10-year-old boy from Milwaukee was a suicide, but the parents think this may have been a game that all went terribly wrong.
"Why my baby? He was only ten,” Yolanda Cash says emotionally.
She’s trying to make sense of why her son Thailan was taken so sudden.
"I'm just hurt. I'm just angry with God,” Cash says.
Cash says Thailan's older brother found him in the upstairs living room Saturday night.
"He said there's something around his neck and there's blood. I said 'huh?' He said 'there's blood,’” she says.
Cash quickly ran upstairs only to find Thailan slumped over with a curtain around his neck.
"I tried pulling it from around his neck. But, it was just, I couldn't pull it. I had to shake the whole curtain down," she says.
Images of her son she now can't get out of her mind. "Blood coming from his mouth and he was foaming, vomiting but he never came to,” Cash says while crying.
Milwuakee police told TMJ4 early Sunday morning the 10-year-old committed suicide. Thailan's dad, Enzy Curtis, thinks otherwise. "It wasn't a suicide, cuz he was just too happy and he no reason to commit suicide," he says.
Curtis believes it's a tragic accident.
"I think it was just a game he was playing and it got out of hand of just him by himself," Curtis says.
Thailan's parents say he's played the choking game before, and they warned him. "I told him 'honey that's dangerous. You shouldn't do that," Cash says.
But, Thailan's parents say he always lived in the moment. He loved going to school at Hope Christian School Prima, and asked questions about God. They do find some peace in that thought, but still wants answers.
"I still want to know why. I still want to know exactly what happened," Cash says.