Published: Wed, August 02, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

2 babies die in separate hot vehicle incidents in Phoenix

2 babies die in separate hot vehicle incidents in Phoenix

In June, four Arkansas women were charged with manslaughter in the death of a 5-year-old boy who died after he was left inside a day care van all day, police said.

The first baby to die in a hot vehicle in the Arizona city over the weekend was 7-month-old Zane Endress, who was left in a auto for hours on the city's north side on Friday afternoon, AZFamily.com reports. Fortune said the auto had been elsewhere before the father drove to the church, Baby had not been in the church parking lot for hours.

In May, two young children were found dead in Parker County, Texas.

Investigators believe Josiah died there, so that city's police department is taking over the investigation. Public officials sound "a steady drumbeat" of warnings about hydration, hiking and leaving pets and children unattended, she said. "Yesterday, we had another incident like this".

The incident happened a day after a 7-month-old boy was found in a hot auto near 44th Street and Greenway Road in north Phoenix. "Again, look inside your vehicle before you put it in drive and before you go anywhere, so you can avoid these tragedies".

A crisis response team is responding to assist the family, fire officials said.

Police later identified the baby as Josiah Riggins. The child was under the care of his parents.

According to the police, they dropped the baby in the auto and they got back in the vehicle, they pick the mother up from her work.

It would be several hours before a family member discovered the boy and called 911.

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