2-year-old Taylen Mosley

2-Year-Old Taylen Mosley Found Dead In Mouth Of Gator, Father Charged With 2 Counts Of Murder

2-year-old Taylen Mosley
2-year-old Taylen Mosley (St. Pete Police)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It’s with great sadness that we report that 2-year-old Taylen Mosley has been found dead.

Thomas Mosley, the boy’s father, has been charged with two counts of murder for Taylen and his 20-year-old mother, Pashun Jeffrey.

The child had been missing since his 20- year-old mother, Pashun Jeffery, was found stabbed to death in her St. Petersburg apartment Thursday afternoon, March 30th.

A major search was launched using all the Department’s resources and the assistance of many local, state, and federal agencies.

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The investigation led detectives to search Dell Holmes Park, 2741 22nd Street South, and Lake Maggiore. After spending all day searching the area, this evening officers were alerted to an alligator seen with something in its mouth.

The alligator was killed in order to retrieve the body, confirmed as that of Taylen Mosley. The medical examiner will determine what caused his death.

Holloway said officers confirmed the body was that of 2-year-old Taylen Mosley and officers were able to retrieve Taylen’s body intact.

This is a developing story, and will update this as more details are released.

Earlier Friday

The boy’s mother, Pashun Jeffrey, 20, was murdered at Lincoln Shores Apartments, located at 11601 4th Street North, according to St. Pete police. Her body was discovered around 2:30 pm on Thursday.

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Earlier Friday, St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway said Taylen Mosley’s father was a person of interest.

On Friday, Holloway said the boy’s father, who has not been publicly identified at the time, is in the hospital with ‘cuts on his hands and arms’ and is not cooperating with authorities. Holloway added the man has no criminal history.

Police also added that a blood trail led to the apartment where Pashun was discovered.

St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway said, “I can tell you it’s a very violent homicide scene within the apartment, but we cannot find the 2-year-old, so right now, that is our main concern.”

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