WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say an 8-month-old boy is dead after he was discovered in his mother’s car at a daycare center.
According to police spokeswoman Linda Rawley police responded to Pax Natura at Childcare Network on Wilshire Blvd shortly after 5 p.m.
Callers told dispatchers that the child had been left in his mother’s car and was believed to be dead.
Rawley said police were told the baby’s parent went to pick up the child from the daycare and realized they had never dropped off the child.
Police believe the child may have been in the car since 9:30 a.m.
While police said the cause of the baby’s death has not been determined, experts who track heat related deaths of children left in vehicles say on a day where temperatures reach 86 degrees the inside temperature of a car could have been in excess of 135 degrees.
Rawley says no charges have been filed.