Skip to content

Child found frozen to death

Elijah Marsh on camera

The tragic death of a 3-year-old Canadian child has caused widespread grief. Little Elijah Marsh was being cared for by his grandmother in a Toronto housing complex. Sometime during the night while his grandmother was asleep, he wandered outside clothed only in a diaper, T-shirt and boots.

When the family noticed him missing, they alerted police who reviewed surveillance camera footage and initiated a search. It was reported that several hundred volunteers went into -22 degrees weather to look for the young child. Tragically, Elijah was found frozen to death huddled up to an air conditioner unit just 1,000 feet away from where he got locked out of his family’s apartment. Authorities have stated that he was outside for at least six hours before his body was found. It was determined that his death was accidental.

The family is devastated and a crowd funding site was set up on to cover funeral expenses for Elijah. So far, 3,000 people have donated more than $173,000 to the family.


  1. REALSOUL4 on February 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

    This is why you have to keep your eyes on your children…my prayers and condolence goes out to the family in this difficult time. R.I.P. Little Elijah!

    • lottogirl846 on March 3, 2015 at 11:16 pm

      You can’t keep an eye on them 24 hours a day; you have to sleep at some point – which is what happened here.

      • REALSOUL4 on March 4, 2015 at 10:02 am

        I don’t know why a parent can’t….when you sleep the baby or child should sleep also. A parent responsibility is to protect and keep their child “SAFE”. Now if the child is a teen, I would agree with you but this is a 3 year old.

  2. honeybutter on February 27, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    where was the parents ? you dont really need to leave kids with elderly people on medication , most of them go to bed early and hardly wake up once on medications that make them sleepy ,for that matter you dont leave a kid with no one on medications , people dont care . may its for financial reason who knows but it was his time to go rip little man .. god alwayss takes his angels at the right time he dont make mistakes … parents do god dont