3-year-old found dead after being left in car during
90-minute church service in Tampa
By Danny Valentine, Times Staff Writer
Posted: Sep 13, 2010 01:25 PM
TAMPA — Officers are looking into the death of a 3-year-old girl after she was left in a car Sunday afternoon while her cousin was at church, according to police.
Rozin Ruebensa, of Tampa, was found unconscious after being left in the car for 90 minutes outside the Ebenezer Baptist Haitian Church, 2706 9th St. N, according to police.
Parishioners rushed Rozin inside and attempted CPR before Tampa Fire Rescue transported the girl to Tampa General Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Rozin's cousin, Rodline Rigby, 25, had driven the toddler and two other children to church. A 12-year-old boy carried a one-year-old into the church, but Rozin was left inside the 1994 Nissan Pathfinder.
Rigby also was taken to Tampa General Hospital due to the stress of the incident, according to police.
An autopsy on Rozin will be conducted Monday.