THORNTON, Colo.—Authorities are trying to determine why a 2-year-old boy was left in a car in subfreezing temperatures in a Colorado suburb that left the child with serious injuries.
Thornton police say the boy was hospitalized with hypothermia and frostbite. The mother, identified as 27-year-old Nicole Carmon, was arrested for investigation of felony child abuse. There were no details in court records about the arrest.
Nicole Carmon, from Westminster, arrested for Felony Child Abuse for leaving 2 year old boy inside a vehicle for an undetermined time frame. pic.twitter.com/7WnatGswiw
— Thornton Police Dept (@ThorntonPolice) December 17, 2016
Police say they were looking for a car involved in a possible accident early Saturday. They found the car covered with snow, and the boy was inside.
Police say they don’t know how long the child was left alone and they say they don’t know why the mother was not with her child.