A baby died after being left in a hot car on Saturday, May 18, in Indianapolis and police are looking into the death, authorities have confirmed.
Sources say that the temperatures in the Midwest city have reached a yearly high of 85 degrees.
The baby was left in the vehicle at an AutoZone parking lot at the 3800 block of East Washington Street.
Police and medics arrived at the scene and found the baby unresponsive in an SUV at approx. 4:45 p.m.
According to Fox 59 Indianapolis, police said of the incident, "EMS transported the baby to Riley where, despite the best efforts of medical staff, the baby died."
Rilley is a hospital for children.
As per the report, the child was in the car with its mother while another person of the car went inside the store.
The mom was taken into police headquarters and was interviewed by homicide detectives. No charges have been made yet.
During a press conference, Indianapolis police said,
This is still considered a death investigation at this time. If it is ruled a homicide, a formal brief will follow.
An autopsy by the Marion County Coroner's Office is set to perform on Monday, May 20, to determine the cause of death.
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