Fresno police: Infant's heat-related death still being investigated

06/13/2013 3:46 PM

06/13/2013 3:54 PM

Police continue to investigate the death of an infant boy left unintentionally in a vehicle for an hour Friday in southwest Fresno when the temperature reached 101 degrees.

Police have contacted the Fresno County District Attorney's Office about the 15-month-old's death shortly before 6 p.m. near Holly and Grove avenues as they investigate whether a crime was committed, Sgt. Dan Macias said Thursday.

A female bystander performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the infant before paramedics arrived, but the child died as a result of the heat exposure.

Police said there were numerous children in the vehicle, including a 2-week-old newborn. The family got out of the car with groceries and went into the house, thinking that the infant was with the father, police said.

The mother, who just had C-section surgery, went inside to lie down, then woke up trying to find the child. The boy was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

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