Infant death under investigation
AUGUSTA, Ga.- The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has identified the child who died after being found inside a vehicle after several hours.
The child has been identified as 8-month-old Ja’Karheyonna Hougues-Double.
According to Coroner Mark Bowen, the incident occurred on the 3900 block of Old Waynesboro Road, but the child was driven to University Hospital by a relative where she was pronounced dead.
The child had heat-related injuries on her body, according to Bowen. Her body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy.
Her death is currently under investigation.