Baby Dies in Hot Car in Indianapolis, Mother Questioned

May 19, 2019 Updated: May 19, 2019

A child died in Indianapolis after being left in a hot vehicle, and the mother was interviewed by police, it was reported.

According to ABC News, emergency personnel responded to an AutoZone after a baby was found in an SUV at around 4:45 p.m. local time on May 18.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said, “EMS transported the baby to Riley [Hospital for Children] where despite the best efforts of medical staff, the baby died.”

The mother of the child was questioned by homicide detectives. No charges were filed.

“This is still considered a death investigation at this time,” police stated. “If it is ruled a homicide a formal brief will follow.”

Investigators said the baby was in the car with its mother as another person went inside the store, Fox59 reported.

The baby’s cause of death will be conducted by the Marion County Coroner’s Office.

Temperatures in Indianapolis reached 85 degrees Fahrenheit on May 18.

Other details about the case are not clear.

Other Incidents

A 4-year-old trapped in a hot car helped rescue seven toddlers between the ages of 2 and 4 in Maryland after dialing 911.

Authorities with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were then called to a parking lot in Waldorf, finding the children “sweaty” and “scared,” officials noted. The toddler wasn’t named, WJLA reported.

The car was unlocked, but the windows were rolled up.

Sheriff’s officials said there was only a single car seat in the vehicle, WJLA reported.

The suspect in the case is a mother of two of the children involved in the case. The mother allegedly told the children not to leave the vehicle, it was reported.

Officers said they aren’t sure how long the children were in the vehicle. The mother came outside as authorities were on the scene about 10 minutes later, Southern Maryland News Net reported, adding that she is 37.

According to reports on May 7, a toddler died after being left in a car in New Jersey.