Broward County

Broward toddler’s death ruled homicide

The Broward Sheriff's Office announced Monday that the death of a 2-year-old girl near Fort Lauderdale was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office.

“Our detectives are now investigating this as a homicide and will try to determine what happened to the child,” said Keyla Concepcion, a spokeswoman for the Broward Sheriff’s Office.

On Nov. 19, the family of Za’mya Williams called BSO to report that the toddler was unconscious. Deputies tried to resuscitate her and then took her to Plantation General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The state Department of Children and Families confirmed that it has not had prior contact with the toddler. A DCF spokeswoman said Za’mya’s father had two priors from five years ago, involving different children. Because those cases did not involve Za’mya, DCF declined to release details.