11-month-old child dies after being left in hot car for 15 hours
06/05/2019 12:04 pm PDT
By Jeff Bernthal, KTVI
CALVERTON PARK, Mo. (KTVI) -- Calverton Park police promise a thorough investigation into the death of an 11-month old baby. Investigators believe Joseline Eichelberger was left inside a car parked in a driveway for 15 hours. First responders tried to revive the girl when they responded after receiving a 911 call on Sunday afternoon, but it was too late.
“Temperatures reached about 79 degrees that afternoon which inside of a hot vehicle can get much hotter,” said Calverton Park Public Information Officer Chris Robertson.
The child's grandmother said she discovered the child inside the vehicle in her driveway on Anistasia Drive. She and other family members say the child's parents accidentally left Joseline in the car. They say each parent thought the other one was carrying the child out of the car.
One neighbor who said she knew the family well believes the child had been neglected and hopes charges are filed.
The child's grandmother insists the parents made an innocent mistake.
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