Investigation Continues into Child's Death; Mother Held Without Bail

The Mamaroneck mother of deceased four-year-old Jason Reich has been charged with murder.


Police are continuing to investigate the death of four-year-old Jason Reish, who was found dead in his mother's apartment in the Village of Mamaroneck Monday morning.

The child's mother, 46-year-old Manuela Maria Morgado, has been charged with second degree murder, a felony, in connection with her son's death. Morgado was found at the crime scene semi-concious, according to police. Authorities have reported the incident as a murder-suicide.

Calls to Timothy Reish, the boy's father, went unanswered Tuesday morning. A child's voice—presumably Jason Reich's—can be heard on the answering machine.

"You've reached the Reishes, please leave a message," he says.

Timothy Reish and Morgado are divorced and were locked in a custody battle. Timothy Reish is an orthopedic surgeon living in Briarcliff Manor.

The boy was found dead in his mother's apartment at Continental View Condominium Complex on East Boston Post Road in the Village of Mamaroneck. A make-shift memorial of flowers now sits outside the complex.

Jason Reish was enrolled at JW Tumbles, a children's gymnasium on Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck. The owner declined comment Tuesday, but said the business will do something to remember Jason Reish.

Morgado was arraigned in village court Monday and was remanded to Westchester County Jail without bail; she is due back in court on Oct. 4, said a statement from VOM Police.

Issy October 02, 2012 at 08:42 PM
How sad for all, including the mother, I can not imagine the personnel torment she must have been suffering to consider such a thing and the remorse she will one day feel. Hopefully she will get the help she dearly needs.


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