Funeral held for boy murdered at Melting Pot restaurant The boy's life ended July 22 when his sister and a close family friend (a man) caring for Josue took him to the Melting Pot, a downtown Salt Lake City restaurant where the pair worked. It was there that prosecutors allege they put the boy in a garbage can filled with ice water for 45 minutes, causing hypothermia which led to his death. Pair charged with murder in icy death of 9-year-old Gaucin-Canales told a naked Contreras-Velasco to get into a large garbage can in the kitchen of the Melting Pot, 340 S. Main, and had the boy's sister retrieve several buckets of ice and cold water, which Gaucin-Canales put into the can, according to the complaint. Contreras-Velasco stayed there for 45 minutes as a disciplinary measure, the complaint states. After 45 minutes, Gaucin-Canales took the boy from the can and laid him on the floor, and both defendants tried to revive him, according to the charges. When the boy did not respond, the defendants agreed on the version of events that they initially told to police, prosecutors allege. DCFS knew of abuse before boy's hypothermia death "He had some bruises. And when he was asked if anybody had hurt him and who it was, he didn't disclose anything," said Carol Sisco, spokeswoman for the state Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Sisco said on March 2, caseworkers began investigating complaints that Josue was being left home alone and chained while his mother was at work. A juvenile court judge found "some evidence of abuse," but "the perpetrator was unknown, so the judge left [Josue] in mom's custody," she said. Pedro Gaucin-Canales, 36, and the victim's sister, Rebecca Hernandez-Velasco, 19, have been charged with first-degree felony murder, one second-degree felony count each of child abuse and obstructing justice.