ATLANTA (PIX11) – Sources say the father who allegedly left his son to die in a hot car searched on his work computer how long it would take an animal to die in similar conditions.
According to WREG, a source on the Cobb County law enforcement revealed the evidence to an Atlanta-based reporter.
On June 18th, Justin Ross Harris told police he took his son to breakfast with him, then accidentally left the 22-month-old in the car all day while he was at work.
Harris said he simply forgot to drop off the child at day care. The day care is reportedly at the Home Depot where Harris works.
A new warrant released on Tuesday tells a different story.
According to police: Harris not only put the toddler in the car before work, he returned to the car hours later during his lunch break “to place an object into the vehicle.”
Witnesses say the father was extremely emotional when he discovered his son unconscious in the car. They say he laid the boy on the ground and started to do CPR to try and resuscitate him.
Harris is facing charges of felony murder and second-degree child cruelty. He’s being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail.
Cobb County detectives and the medical examiner are working to confirm the manner and cause of the boy’s death.