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Tributes pour in for New Jersey boy, 3, who died after fall from window and dog attack

The mother of a three-year-old New Jersey boy who died when he fell from a third-story window and was then mauled by his family's two dogs has paid tribute to her 'angel'. 

'The worst thing that a parent can go through is having to give their sweet Angel back to Heaven,' Nasha Soto posted on Facebook next to a drawing of a baby angel on Friday.

Her three-year-old son, who has not yet been named, died on Wednesday following a 10ft fall from a rear window in the family's Elizabeth, New Jersey home. 

The toddler was then mauled by his family's two dogs in their backyard. 

Nasha Soto (pictured) shared a touching post in honor of her three-year-old son who died on Wednesday

'The worst thing that a parent can go through is having to give their sweet Angel back to Heaven,' Soto posted to Facebook on Friday

Soto's unidentified three-year-old son (pictured in red) died on Wednesday after falling three-stories from a rear window in the family's in Elizabeth, New Jersey home

Soto's son died on Wednesday after he fell 10 feet from a rear window and was attacked by his family's dogs in his Elizabeth, New Jersey, home (pictured)

The dogs, which neighbors identified as pit bulls, have since been taken by a local animal control organization and city officials are planning to euthanize them, according to local news outlet NJ Advance Media. 

Friends and family have sent words of comfort to the 23-year-old mother-of-three after Soto posted her touching tribute to her son. 

'Sending my condolences and prayers to you and your family,' one friend posted. 'May God give you the strength with in to find some type of comfort especially for your babies. Never forget that you have the most precious angel in heaven. May his little soul rest in paradise.'

Another person commented: 'Only Jesus can heal your heart mamas. I pray that God gives you the strength to wake up everyday and be strong for your little ones and husband I pray that you heal and know that non of this was your fault I pray that God brings blessings from here on out to you and your family! amen!' 

'My deepest condolences to you and the family in this difficult time mama im so sorry for the loss of your gorgeous baby I hope God gives you and ur husband all the strength ya need to be strong i will have you in my prayers with much love God bless you and ur family,' someone else commented.

Another friend said: 'May beautiful memories bring you peace during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss, here for you always.'

Police arrived shortly before 5.30pm on Wednesday to the home to find the boy in critical condition. He had a neck injury from the fall and bite wounds on his body from the dogs, according to RLS Media.

A nearby neighbor who did not want to be named told NJ Media Advance that she heard a bang and someone screaming, 'Help! No stop, no stop!' A man ran to the front of the house carrying the battered and bleeding child.

Another anonymous neighbor was quoted in the article saying that she always found the dogs to be aggressive, and saw them 'jumping and barking when she walked past the home.'

In March a similar incident occurred in New Jersey when Aziz Ahmed died and his mother was hospitalized with serious injuries after their neighbor's two pit bulls got into the family's yard and mauled them in Carteret.

Neighbors told ABC7NY that the three-year-old boy, whose family just moved there from Brooklyn, was playing in the backyard when the two dogs somehow got underneath the fence separating the two properties and lunged at him.

Both dogs were reportedly shot by police officers at the scene.

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