Mom Left Infant Son in Car but returned to Find Baby Not Breathing in West Virginia

Police in West Virginia said that a baby was found dead in a parked car outside of a daycare on Wednesday.

Just after 3:00 p.m., police were called to a daycare in Morgantown, West Virginia, because someone was having a cardiac attack.

When cops arrived, first responders were already there, near a parked SUV. “A young child seated in a rear-facing child seat in the back seat of the vehicle,” Morgantown police said in a news release.

The child, who was not named, was declared dead at the scene. The case is being looked into by the State Medical Examiner’s Office and the local cops. No charges or arrests have been made public yet.

Report says child was left in a hot car. Not in the news statement were the details of how the child died written down. However, CBS News and WDTV reported that cops said it looked like the parent worked and left the 3-month-old baby alone in the hot car. We don’t know how long the child was inside. says that Morgantown’s high temperatures were in the upper to mid-80s all week.

“The department wishes to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends that have been directly impacted by this tragic loss as well as recognizing the devastating impact such a loss is to the community,” Eric Powell said in a statement.

A growing number of children are dying in hot cars, and this latest event adds to that number. USA TODAY spoke to Janette Fennell, head of the group Kids and Care Safety, who said that since 1990, more than 1,000 kids have died in hot cars.

“It’s our responsibility as adults to make the environment safe, that’s exactly what we need to do here,” he said.