Baby dies in mother's car, forgotten while she went to work

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Baby dies after mom leaves child in hot car
Baby dies after mom leaves child in hot car while she went to work.

DAYTON, Texas -- A baby boy was found dead in his car seat after his mother forgot to drop him off at day care while she went to work.

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Police in Dayton, Texas were called to the Kreative Kids Learning Center in the 200 block of Seekamp Street at about 6 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived, they found the 1-year-old boy was still buckled in his rear-facing car seat in the back seat of the mother's car. The baby had already died.

Police say the child's mother - an attorney at the Pasadena (Texas) Independent School District - thought she dropped the baby off at day care in Dayton before going to work in Pasadena. At the end of her work day she went to the Kreative Kids Learning Center to pick him up, only to discover she never dropped off the child and he was still in the car seat.

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Investigators believe the baby died from the heat, but an autopsy has been ordered.

Dayton police say their investigation is ongoing, and they have received full cooperation from the family and the day care. The family did not want to comment when contacted by abc13.