BREAKING NEWS: Baby dies in car at Hubbard
Published:
Friday, April 23, 2010 8:19 PM CDT
An 18 month old boy died after being left in his mom's vehicle during the day Friday at Hubbard Elementary School.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating, but Sheriff John Cary Bittick said it was an accident.

The mother, a school employee, is not being identified. She apparently discovered the boy's limp body when school let out and rushed him to the emergency room at Monroe County Hospital.

The child was pronounced dead on arrival. The sheriff's office said its investigation revealed that the child, restrained in a child safety seat, was left inside the vehicle for an extended period of time. The child's body has been transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy.

Names are being withheld at this time, pending a routine welfare check on another child in the household by The Department of Family and Children’s Services.

This incident is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Bittick said the mother has not been arrested or charged



Officials: 21 Month Old Child Dead, Was Left Inside Parked Van
Posted: 4:22 pm EDT April 26, 2010
Updated: 4:27 pm EDT April 26, 2010

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. -- The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 21-month-old child.

A preliminary investigation indicates Joseph Chatmon was left inside a parked vehicle at Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School in Forsyth, officials said.

Investigators said the child, restrained in a child safety seat, was left inside the vehicle from the time his mother, 23-year-old India Chatmon, arrived at work Friday morning, until she left work late that afternoon.

Chatmon is an employee at the school.

Officials said as soon as Chatom discovered her son in the van, she immediately drove to the Monroe County Emergency Room with the child where he died.

The body was transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy, officials said.

This incident is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.