Brothers, 5 and 6, found dead at bottom of Fla. swimming pool


NORTH LAUDERDALE, Florida — Broward Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of two young brothers who drowned Wednesday night after venturing into a pool at the Silver Palms Condominiums in North Lauderdale. Homicide detectives seek information from anyone who may have seen the boys as they made their way from their apartment to the pool area.

At approximately 9:30 p.m., family members discovered Ja’Kye Joseph, 6, and his 5 year old brother, Branario Minto, submerged in the pool. They pulled them from the water, began CPR and called for help.

The community’s pool area is secured behind a fence. Detectives believe the boys may have climbed over the fence to reach the pool.

When first responders arrived, the boys were non-responsive. North Lauderdale Fire Rescue transported the boys to Northwest Medical Center where they were pronounced deceased.

BSO’s Homicide Unit, Special Victims Unit and Crime Scene Unit are investigating. Child Protective Investigations Section removed the victims’ 4-month-old and 1-year-old siblings from the home as part of their investigation.