WEST MELBOURNE, Fla. – Authorities are searching for a 25-year-old man wanted in connection with the suspicious death of a 3-year-old West Melbourne boy.
West Melbourne police said 3-year-old Jameson Nance was found dead on June 11 at an apartment complex. Dispatchers reported a child not breathing at an address matching the Grand Oaks and the Lake Apartments on Lago Circle.
Prior to law enforcement’s arrival to the scene, Joshua Andrew Manns left the home and has eluded authorities ever since, according to a news release. A warrant was later issued for Manns arrest for child neglect with great bodily harm.
Police have not yet disclosed how the 3-year-old died or the relationship between the suspect and the boy.
Manns has recently been spotted at several areas in Orange County, including near Apopka-Vineland Road and Colonial Drive, Silverstar Road and North Hiawassee Road and the South John Young Parkway corridor, West Melbourne police said.
Police described Manns as 6 feet 6 inches, 200 pounds with brown hair possibly pulled back in a bun. He usually wears glasses.
Anyone who sees Manns is asked to call 911 immediately. Anyone with information on his whereabouts can call West Melbourne Police at 321-723-9673 or to remain anonymous, can call Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS.