Baby Found Dead In Truck In West Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade police are investigating the tragic accidental death of a South Florida baby in the western part of the county.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue confirmed that the body of a small child, possibly a two-year-old baby, was found dead in a silver Toyota truck parked in a shopping center parking lot at 82nd Avenue and Flagler Street.

"It was an accident. The mother was working and then just realized that the kid was there. When she went to lunch, and then I don't want to say nothing because we don't know," said family friend Roberto Espinosa.

Espinosa said the mother works at a nearby Petsmart and she stepped out for lunch and found her son dead in the backseat.

"I feel bad because the kid is only two year old and the mother works here and imagine when she noticed the kid was already suffocated," Espinosa said. "It hurts because he was a loved kid. It's real tough."

Miami-Dade police have not said if the child was in a car seat, nor did they say how long it had been in the truck.