Oklahoma police are considering charges after another infant has died after being forgotten inside of a hot car, as reported by KFOR.
The baby girl, who was just four months old, perished inside of a vehicle outside of her daycare center in the town of Luther on Friday. She was allegedly placed in the vehicle by her own grandmother, who forgot to bring her into the Apple Creek Learning Center and unknowingly went to work with the infant trapped inside, authorities have indicated.
Temperatures reached 88 degrees that day, according to Daily Mail.
When the grandmother came to pick the unnamed infant up, however, she was nowhere to be found. Police found her inside of the vehicle and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
“She had apparently thought that she dropped off the child this morning, which she had not,” said Mark Opgrande, a sheriff’s office spokesman. “After she got off work, she drove back to Luther to stop by the daycare.”
“They informed her that she did not drop off the child and they went, proceeded to look for the child inside the daycare. They couldn’t find her. That’s when they went out to the vehicle, and then discovered her outside in the back of the car. She was deceased.”
Opgrande told reporters that the grandmother, whose identity has not been released, had full custody of the child and that she is cooperating with investigators.
“She’s being questioned, she’s obviously distraught, this is a tragic situation and that’s why we remind parents all the time. It’s hot out and things like this aren’t supposed to happen, but they do,” he said.
A post by the daycare’s owner on its Facebook page asked “everyone to pray for this precious family,” KFOR has noted.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is conducting the death investigation and, along with the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office, will decide if any charges will be placed against the grandmother.
This incident marks the 30th child to die from vehicular heatstroke this year.
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