Dashia had left Dashawn with a cousin so she could go apartment hunting the next day. The mother and son had never been apart since his birth, and now she will never hold him again.
Dashia said in an interview that she feels a lot of guilt for not being there at the time of the fire.
Fire officials stated that at the time of the fire, there were two other small children and six adults in the building.
Dashawn’s body was so badly burnt that DNA testing had to be done to identify him. Dashia hasn’t been allowed to see her son’s body while they are preparing for his funeral.