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2 babies die in Phoenix after being left in hot cars

Aug 02, 2017, 00:13
2 babies die in Phoenix after being left in hot cars

"I think the message should be just make sure you check your vehicle constantly", said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune of the Phoenix police. Fortune said the auto had been elsewhere before the father drove to the church, Baby had not been in the church parking lot for hours.

The mother found the child, who was pronounced dead the scene, fire Capt. Larry Subervi said in a statement.

Josiah's father has not been arrested and is cooperating with police.

For the second time in two days, a child left alone in a hot vehicle has died in Phoenix, the city's Fire Department said Saturday. In the second death, 1-year-old Josiah Riggins died Saturday afternoon in the back seat of a auto in a church on the city's south side, 12 News reports.

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Police say this is a tragedy that could have been avoided.

She said, she had come to the church to support the family and mentioned hearing about the other baby that had died similarly on Friday. "Yesterday, we had another incident like this".

Seven-month-old Zane Endress was found dead in a parked auto in Phoenix, Arizona, as temperatures soared to 38C on Friday, the Washington Post reported.

Police later identified the baby as Josiah Riggins.

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A crisis response team is responding to assist the family, fire officials said.

The auto was parked in a residential neighborhood near 44th Street and Greenway.

Fortune reminded parents to take time to check their backseats for their children. They believe a family member may have forgotten the boy was in the auto after returning home from work.

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