A baby girl has passed away only a few days before her first birthday after her parents accidentally left her in a 35C vehicle on a driveway for 16 long hours.
Police were alerted after baby Joseline was found in the car in Missouri. Unfortunately, the infant was already lifeless.
Her grandmother told Fox 2 that the baby was accidentally left in the vehicle in Calverton Park. Both parents thought that the other had brought the baby out of the vehicle.
A family member, Lilly Belfield, said to the news station: “Nobody would intentionally do that. If you saw her smile, laugh, giggle, you would think the same thing. Nobody would ever hurt this baby.”
Officers determined that the baby was trapped in the vehicle for 15 to 16 hours.
Two persons of interest were interrogated but no arrests have been made yet.
“I feel like a piece of my heart is gone because she was a part of me,” Belfield added.
Another friend, Barbara Beckett, told KMOV: “It’s a nightmare, they are traumatised. They can’t stop crying.”
In Arizona, an 18-month-old child was also found unresponsive in a hot vehicle on April 22.
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