Baby left in vehicle pronounced dead in Caldwell
A baby that was left in a vehicle in Caldwell has died.
received a call for medical assistance around 4:04 p.m. from the 4000 block of
The caller said that a baby had been left in a
vehicle and did not have a pulse.
When officers arrived on scene they
identified the victim as a 5-month-old baby girl. That child was rushed to a
local hospital and was later declared deceased.
The investigation is
ongoing, Detectives are processing evidence and interviewing parties that were
present or in the area to determine what happened. If you have any information
regarding this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers. You can leave a web tip
Parents mourn loss of baby
left in a car
BOISE - Two parents are mourning
the loss of their 5-month-old daughter after she was found
unresponsive in a car over the weekend in Caldwell.
Both parents say they were not there when Kyrae Vineyard was
left alone in a car for hours on Saturday.
mother, Elisa Johnson, tells KTVB her boyfriend was watching
Kyrae when he left in her in the car with the windows rolled
"He said he just completely forgot about her and
it didn't register in his mind that she was in my car the
whole time," she said.
Police haven't confirmed that
Johnson's boyfriend was watching Kyrae and no charges have
been brought at this time.
Caldwell Police Lt. Dave
Wright said officers and paramedics were called out to a car
on Cleveland Boulevard near South 41st Avenue just after 4
The first officer on scene found the baby alone
in the car, in an infant seat in the backseat of the
The five-month-old was taken to a local
hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
father, Gavin Vineyard, lives in eastern Idaho and that's
where he was when this all happened.
"It's the worst
pain you could ever imagine. It seems like there's never
going to be a day where it's going to be easy," he said.
"I'll never understand."
Vineyard hopes some good
comes from this tragedy. He wants to raise awareness about
the dangers of leaving children alone in cars.
five seconds in the store or anything is worth losing a
child by leaving them in a vehicle," he said.
still unclear if Kyrae died from heat exposure or something
else. An autopsy has been postponed until Tuesday. The
autopsy is expected to give more answers.