Mother charged with murder after allegedly tossing daughter into Hillsborough River

Shakayla Denson

A Florida mother is behind bars, accused of drowning her 4-year-old daughter in a river.

At around 4 p.m. Thursday, police received a report of a woman who had thrown a child into the Hillsborough River, police told ABC News. Je'Hyrah is delivered to Tampa Fire Rescue and rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital.

Police say it all started at 3:09 p.m. Thursday when Denson stole a Nissan Altima from a vehicle lot in Tampa.

The Tampa Police Department says the woman was located not far from the scene where all of this happened.

CBS Tampa affiliate WTSP reports that Denson is accused of stealing a car from an auto fix shop, then parking the vehicle near Hillsborough River.

Tampa police say 26-year-old Shakayla Denson threw 4-year-old Je'Hyrah Daniels into the water around 4 p.m.

Witnesses watched Denson, who also was screaming, clutch her daughter close to her chest and wade deeper and deeper into the river.

"I live in the building across and I was out on the balcony and I first looked to see if therew as a boat, like perhaps this person's boat had broken down", said Vicki Walker.

A GoFundMe page that was created by Denson in October 2017 stated Je'Hyrah was diagnosed with autism, the report said.

She was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail shortly before midnight on charges of murder, aggravated child abuse and grand theft auto, records show. Two witnesses said the child was "forcefully pushed" into the backseat.

Investigators said they're still piecing together what led to the tragedy.

"Our hearts hurt for the loss of Je'Hyrah Daniels", Sheriff's Office spokesman Danny Alvarez stated. "I don't know the circumstances, I don't know what's happening in their lives, but it's killing me".

In 2015, police say a man threw his 5-year-old daughter to her death off the Skyway Bridge in St. Petersburg.

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