Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

UPDATE: Child Pulled From Pond Perishes

The child pulled from a Goldsboro pond this weekend has died.  On Saturday, emergency responders raced to a retention pond on the 1900 block of S. Slocumb Street for the report of a child that had disappeared in the water.  The Goldsboro Police Department arrived on-scene and officers began searching the pond.  The Goldsboro Fire Department arrived at the scene, and a fire department member located the missing 9-year-old.  CPR was administered at the scene, and the child was taken to Wayne UNC Health Care and then transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.  The city now reports the 9-year-old has succumbed to his injuries.  The victim has been identified as 9-year-old Jaylen Suggs of Goldsboro.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Goldsboro Police Department, call or text Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255, or submit a tip at

A GoFundMe page titled “Juju Gained His Wings” has been set up for Suggs’ family.


  1. Adamrothman says:

    I see now from another article that states a member of the fire department found him. Why could no one get in that pond and save that child before the fire department came? I feel terrible for his parents because this situation is just senseless and now they have lost a son.

  2. Adamrothman says:

    Was he out of the pond when ems arrived ?

  3. Praying Warrior says:

    God makes no mistakes. Prayer for the entire family. Yes it make hurt he is gone but he is in a better place.

    • Lil ole lady says:

      Let’s tell his Mom who will never see her son again or hold him or kiss his face or watch him grow to be a man or hear his voice, that he is in a better place! You have obviously never lost a child!

    • PDH says:

      A better place?!! The only place a 9 yr old child should be is home with their family, doing kid things, growing up, experiencing life & having a family of their own, I hope you never lose a child. Smh


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