Baby found dead after being left in Florida car for 8 hours

Child was left in car after church


OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. – An investigation is underway after a 7-week-old baby died after being left in a car Sunday.

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office says the child was left in a family vehicle for about eight hours.

The Sheriff's Office received the call at about 9:30 p.m. when it says the baby was discovered dead inside a van at a family member’s home.

The family member was not aware that the child’s mother had placed the baby in a rear-facing car seat inside the vehicle after church, around 12:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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