11-month-old girl dies after being in hot car for 15 hours

Temperature had climbed to 79 degrees that day

By Stephen Anthony Sobek
CNN

An 11-month-old girl has died in Missouri after being locked in a hot car for about 15 hours, ABC News reported.

The baby was found Sunday at about 4:30 p.m., Calverton Park Officer Chris Robertson said.

The car had been left outside a home in the town about 14 miles outside of St. Louis. The temperature had climbed to 79 degrees that day, the network reported.

No arrests have been made, but police have spoken with two persons of interest, Robertson said.

The child’s grandmother said she discovered the baby inside the vehicle in her driveway, WITI-TV reported. The parents had left her in the car because each thought the other was carrying the child, she said.

There were a record 52 hot car children deaths last year, according to national nonprofit KidsAndCars.org, ABC said.

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