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.
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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.