Authorities in Missouri said criminal charges are likely forthcoming in connection with Sunday’s death of an 11-month-old girl who was allegedly left inside a car for approximately 16 hours.
A Florissant Valley Fire Protection District spokesman told KSDK that the unidentified baby was in the vehicle with her parents when they arrived home between midnight and 1 a.m. It appears that the baby was left in the car until the following afternoon. It is unclear if the parents were inside the house during that entire period, or if the vehicle was parked in the same place the whole time — but it may have been up to 16 hours before anyone discovered the baby in the vehicle.
According to the news station, paramedics responded to the home at 4:30 p.m. and spotted someone performing CPR on the baby. The spokesperson said the child was “hot to the touch” and described the scene as being chaotic.
Two people were reportedly taken into custody. Their identities remain undisclosed and Calverton Park police told KSDK that charges haven’t been filed in this case.
According to NoHeatStroke.org, the 11-month-old is presumably the 10th child this year to die in a hot car.