1-year-old dies after being left in hot car

Heat Wave 1 year old dies after being left in hot carUPDATE (10/9/13; 9:39 p.m. ET): The girl’s grandfather has been charged with manslaughter – click here for details.

UPDATE 2: No charges have been filed in the case. An investigation revealed that a change in routine led to the child being forgotten in the car.

UPDATE: Here is an update from the Baltimore County Police Department.

“Detectives have learned that a relative (not a parent) of the child was supposed to drop her off at the Highland Village Head Start Center after picking her up at a different location. Instead of dropping her off, he drove to their home in the 2700 block of South Paca Street, 21230, and went inside to sleep. After approximately 4 hours, the relative went to the Highland Village Head Start Center and went into pick up the child. After learning that the child had not been dropped off, he ran back out to the truck and found the child in the vehicle.

The child has been identified as 16 month old Sabriya Towles, of the 2700 block of South Paca Street, 21230.

Original story below…

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A one-year-old child died on Friday after being left in a hot car in Arbutus/Lansdowne.

Just before 1 p.m. ET, officers responded to the 4100 block of McDowell Lane for a report of a cardiac arrest after a one-year-old was left in a vehicle.

The child was taken to St. Agnes Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Detectives are investigating the circumstances and there are no additional details at this time.

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