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'Open Investigation' on Death of Dorchester Boy Leaves Family Confused

The family of Kyzr Willis are still waiting for answers after the 7-year-old drowned



    Nearly three months after the drowning death of a Dorchester, Massachusetts boy, the family of Kyzr Willis is still looking for answers. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016)

    It's been nearly three months since 7-year-old Kyzr Willis drowned while attending a day camp in South Boston and his family is still looking for answers.

    "I'm living a nightmare," said emotionally distrought mother, Melissa Willis. "I wish I could wake up and see his smiling face right there with us but he’s not."

    The image of her son Kyzr heading off to day camp at the Curley Community Center on a warm Tuesday morning in July is stuck in her memory.

    "The last thing he said to me was, 'mommy i love you,' and I never saw him after that," Willis recalled.

    Police say Kyzr was last seen near the bathhouse and accidentally drowned.

    An unsigned letter from the Boston Police Department’s attorney’s office arrived to the Willis home saying it’s still “an open investigation.”

    The letter has left the family confused.

    "So an on-going investigation. How was it closed there days after my nephew’s demise," asked Kyzr's uncle, John Baker.

    For months, the family has been desperate for answers.

    "Who was watching him? Who had control of him that day," asked Willis. "Who was assigned to him?"

    Boston Police have said it was an accidental drowning and the case is no longer in their hands.

    City officials have said they can’t comment because of its own internal investigation.

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