Crime

Three-Month-Old Baby, Forgotten by Grandmother, Left to Die in Car

For at least the second time this year in Miami, a baby has died after the caregiver left the child in a locked car. 


Police found a baby in a locked car at 6832 NW Fifth Ave. shortly after noon today. The infant was dead. Police believe the grandmother dropped the child's mother off at work, drove home around 8:30 a.m., and forgot the child in the car. 

Earlier this year, police arrested the mother of an 18-month-old boy who had left the child in the back seat of her pickup truck while she worked at a pet hospital inside a PetSmart in Northwest Dade. The child died. 

In the United States every year, an average of 38 children die from being left in a car. 

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Kyle Munzenrieder