Infant found dead in vehicle

By Elizabeth Ridenour / Phoenix City Editor

Muskogee police are investigating the death of an infant who was found dead in a vehicle Wednesday, said Lincoln Anderson, Muskogee Police Department spokesman.

Police were called to the EASTAR day care facility at 421 S. 34th St., which is behind EASTAR, at 4:46 p.m., a media release from Anderson states.

"When officers arrived they found the infant inside of a vehicle that was in the parking lot," the release states. "The child was unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene."

Anderson said the child is a 6-week-old boy, but his name has not been released. No one has been arrested.

The baby's guardian went to the day care center to pick the child up Wednesday afternoon when she got off work, but she was told she had not dropped him off Wednesday morning. The woman ran to her vehicle after she realized the baby had been in her vehicle all day, Anderson confirmed.

According to Accuweather.com, the high temperature in Muskogee on Wednesday was 87 degrees.

The name of the woman has not been released. The investigation is ongoing, and more details will be provided as the investigation continues, Anderson said.

"At this time we are unable to provide any further details about the ongoing investigation," Anderson's release states. Investigators from the Muskogee Police Department are working to gather all needed information and working with the Muskogee County District Attorney on this investigation."


Muskogee Police Investigating Death Of 6-Week-Old

MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma - Muskogee police are investigating the death of a 6-week-old boy.
According to police, the boy’s guardian went to work Wednesday morning then to daycare this afternoon to pick up the child, but they said she never dropped him off.

Police said the woman ran to the car in a panic and realized the baby had been in the car all day.

The name of the woman has not been released.