Family demands answers after 3-year-old found dead in day care van

Vigil held Tuesday for Myles Hill

ORLANDO, Fla. – A candlelight vigil was held outside the day care center Tuesday night where a 3-year-old boy was found dead inside a transport van.

The Orlando Police Department said the body of Myles Hill was found on the floor of the back seat of the van Monday evening, hours after he was loaded inside to travel to the day care's second location.

"I just want justice for my baby," said Chiel Banks, the child's mother.

Friends and family members chanted, "Justice for Myles," outside the Little Miracles Academy as they held candles and remembered the boy.

"When he was little, he would say, 'Mommy, that's the sky.' He just knew everything, so I would just call him my baby genius," Banks said.

Many people cried as a prayers were said.

Family members released balloons into the air to memorialize the child as well-wishers placed stuffed animals and candles at a growing memorial outside the day care center.

Some family members used the vigil as a time to put pressure on Orlando police investigators to make an arrest.

"That's our question, why?" shouted one family member. "What happened?"

"Nobody else should have to go through what I'm going through," said Myles' mother. "My baby is 3 years old. He's 3. He's going to be 4 on the 22nd of this month, and he's not even going to have a birthday."

The family has set up two GoFundMe pages to help raise money for Myles' funeral costs.

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Erik Sandoval joined the News 6 team as a reporter in May 2013 and became an Investigator in 2020. During his time at News 6, Erik has covered several major stories, including the 2016 Presidential campaign. He was also one of the first reporters live on the air at the Pulse Nightclub shooting.