Boy, 3, found dead on porch

YOUNGSTOWN – Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old boy who was found on the back porch of his South Avenue home Saturday morning.

Police said Quinton Alli’s body was found around 9 a.m. on an enclosed back porch without heat.

He was wearing only underwear. Detectives said it appears the child died from exposure.

They said he may have wandered to the porch during the night and that the door may have shut behind him.

Temperatures overnight dropped to 16 degrees.

The cause of death is under investigation by The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office.

Police said two adults and nine other children were in the home.

They said the investigation is ongoing.

“We’ll continue to speak to other witnesses and probably Children Services and we’ll go from there,” Lt. Douglas Bobovynik told WYTV 33 News.

“You always have to be very vigilant when you are watching young children. These things happen, and you always have to be very careful.”

Police said it was too early to say what charges, if any, could be filed.