Family and friends mourn the death of 2-year-old Zaniyah Hollins - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Vigil held for toddler who fell to her death in Cleveland Heights

Zaniyah Hollins (Source: Family) Zaniyah Hollins (Source: Family)

On Sunday, family and friends lit candles and held teddy bears as they remembered the short life of 2-year-old Zaniyah Hollins.

Many gathered to show each other support during a very difficult time, as well as raise funds for a proper funeral.

As grieving family members deal with the toddler's death, they ask for kind donations that will aid in providing Zaniyah with a proper funeral service and burial. The family is trying to raise $2,500. If you would like to make a donation CLICK HERE.

The family wants to know what happened, but an exact cause of death has not been determined yet. The coroner is working to determine if the head injuries are consistent to a fall, or if they are the result of another kind of trauma.

"We expect to try to raise enough money to give a nice, decent burial, ya know? She deserves that, ya know? She's a beautiful kid, ya know? We're gonna miss her dearly. I'm gonna miss her. I love my granddaughter very dearly," said grandmother Francis Eathridge, fighting tears.

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized.

The coroner's report is expected back some time this week.

Zaniyah fell from her mother's third-floor apartment window in Cleveland Heights on Thursday. It is reported that she suffered severe head injuries from the fall and died after emergency surgery at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children.

A next-door neighbor stated that Zaniyah's mother was at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles when she received the call about the accident. The child's family says Zaniyah was at home with her mother's boyfriend at the time.

Cleveland Heights Police are investigating the incident and have not commented.

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