RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (PIX11) – A 15-month-old died inside a hot car parked in a Connecticut town, police said Tuesday.
The unidentified boy was found about 6 p.m. Monday by officers responding to a report of a child left alone inside a car.
Police would not reveal where the child was discovered, only that the boy’s lifeless body was found in a car parked for “an extended period of time” in Ridgefield, a town of about 23,000 about 20 miles northwest of Fairfield.
A cause of death has not been determined.
Police would not say if anyone had been arrested in the tragic case.
Temperatures in Fairfield climbed into the 80s Monday, when the boy’s body was found.
When outside temperatures are between 80 and 100 degrees, cars parked in direct sunlight can reach life-threatening internal temperatures between 131 and 172 degrees, according to the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.