Infant Found Dead After Being Left in Car in Northwest Florida

MARY ESTHER, Fla. (WKRG) - An infant was found dead Sunday night after being left in a car for eight hours, according to a release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a home in Mary Esther, Florida around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. When they arrived, the found the baby dead inside a van.

According to authorities, the family member  was not aware that the child's mother had placed the baby in a rear-facing car seat inside the van after a church service around 12:45 p.m. on Sunday.

The infant was seven weeks old. The official cause of death has not been released.

News Five is working to gather more information and will post an update when available.


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