Initial Reports: Child Left In Hot Car Dies

Wood County Sheriff Jeff Sandy says his officie is investigating the death of a young girl. Preliminary reports indicate she was left in a hot car for a period of time.

Wood County 911 dispatchers say the call came in around 5:30 Thursday evening. Sheriff Sandy says it happened near the Aqua Isles Trailer Court off of College Parkway in Wood County.

Sheriff Sandy tells WTAP his detectives are interviewing witnesses. They are trying to work out exactly what happened to the little girl. However, the sheriff says the initial investigation suggests the child was left in the car for some time. Temperatures on Thursday peaked at 89 degrees.

Sheriff Sandy estimates the child was three or four years old.

Stay tuned to WTAP and wtap.com for more information as it is released.


Dead child was at daycare center

August 31, 2012

Parkersburg News and Sentinel

PARKERSBURG - The child found dead in a vehicle Thursday evening was 4-years old and found at Lynn's Little Wonders Daycare center, according to the Wood County Sheriff's office.

The sheriff's department issued a one-paragraph press release Friday morning.

Neither the name of the child nor the child's family was released.

The department and EMS responded to the daycare at 41 Dempsey Ave. shortly at 5:30 p.m.

No charges have been filed pending an investigation by the sheriff's department Detective Bureau, Sandy said.

Thursday's temperatures reached 89.

The child's body has been transported to the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston for an autopsy.

"We don't know at this stage if it was an accident or intentional," Sandy said.