Baby Dead After Being Left in Car for Eight Hours

MARY ESTHER, Fla. - The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a seven-week old baby was left in a family vehicle Sunday for about eight hours.

Deputies received a 9-1-1 call around 9:30 p.m. when the baby was discovered dead inside a van at a family member’s home in Mary Esther.

The family member reportedly was not aware that the child’s mother had placed the baby in a rear-facing car seat inside the vehicle after church around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday. 

This is a developing story and we will have more information as it becomes available.  


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