Child Left In Car Found Dead
By NWA Media

Originally published August 13, 2010 at 4:33 p.m., updated August 13, 2010 at 4:55 p.m.

Print itemE-mailShare BENTONVILLE — A father drove to work Friday morning and apparently left his 14-month-old daughter in the car, Bentonville Police Chief James Allen said.

The child was later pronounced dead at Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, Allen said.

Police received a 911 call at 12:29 p.m. after the father arrived at Mary’s Little Lambs Daycare at 506 S.E. Moberly Lane and reported his daughter was not breathing, according to Allen.

The child was enrolled at the daycare. It is believed the father failed to drop the child off prior to parking his vehicle at his workplace.

The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat advisories for Northwest Arkansas with heat indexes peaking above 110 degrees.