Baby boy dies
after being found in car in shopping plaza parking lot
February 28, 2018 04:09 PM
Updated 12 minutes ago
A 1-year-old boy died Wednesday afternoon after being found inside a car
in the parking lot of a shopping plaza in Southwest Miami-Dade, police say.
The baby was taken to an area hospital, where he later died, police
Miami-Dade police received several calls just before 1 p.m.
reporting that there was “an unresponsive child.’’
The baby was found
in a car at the Bird Road Shoppes, 9540 Bird Rd. The shopping center
contains a beauty salon, a barber shop, a cafeteria and watch repair,
according to a Google Street View as of May 2017.
learned the boy was left unattended in a vehicle, but it was not clear for
how long and whether it was intentional or not, police said.
NBC 6 is
reporting that a witness said the mother left the child in the car while she
worked in a nearby salon.
dies of hyperthermia after being left in hot car, autopsy reveals
One-year-old Damon Cruz dies as a result of 'hostile thermal environment'
MIAMI - A 1-year-old boy died of hyperthermia after being left in a hot
car Wednesday, according to a medical examiner's report.
performed Thursday determined that Damon Cruz's death was the result of a
"hostile thermal environment," Dr. Hyejong Marshall wrote in her report.
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Miami-Dade police Detective Lee Cowart said
Damon was found unresponsive in the back seat of a Nissan Altima that was
parked behind a business at 9540 Southwest 40th Street. Damon was taken to
Kendall Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
said an investigation revealed that the boy's mother, Maidelmys Llaca, 26,
went to work and forgot that her son was in the backseat.
probable manner of death was listed as accidental, but prosecutors will
decide whether Llaca faces any charges in her son's death.