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Grease trap tragedy: Heartbroken mother on toddler’s tragic death

Tenitia Cullum, the mother of the 3-year-old boy who died after falling into a grease trap, spoke with News 8 WROC Monday.

Cullum’s son, Bryce Raynor, suffocated after falling into a grease trap behind the Tim Hortons on University Avenue last week.

“It was a normal day. Woke up, Bryce was asleep, I was just getting ready for work,” Cullum said. “He didn’t have to go to daycare that day, so I was going to leave him. It was just a normal day. Then babysitting arrangements got tangled up at the last minute, so I just took him with me. This wasn’t the first time he has come with me to work, and it was fine the first time, so I brought him — so ‘OK you’re going to come to work with me.’ So I woke him up I said ‘good morning,’ he said ‘good morning mommy.’”

Just a few hours later, a large police presence responded around 11 a.m. to Tim Hortons after Cullum reported Bryce was missing.

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