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Conn. woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jul 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-29 12:36:43-04
Patrol cars at the scene of a a 15-month-old's death inside a hot car.

Patrol cars at the scene of a a 15-month-old’s death inside a hot car.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (PIX11/AP) – A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day says she forgives him.

Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, of Ridgefield, says that her husband, Kyle Seitz, was extremely distraught after bringing their son to a hospital. She says she told her husband she loved him and made sure he looked at her.

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Rogers-Seitz, who also has two daughters, said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that her family is grieving together.

Police say the father was supposed to bring Benjamin to daycare but went to work and left his son inside the car on July 7 for “an extended period of time.”

According to Ridgefield Police Captain Jeff Kreitz, no 911 calls were made from the scene Monday, and police are trying to figure out how long the boy was inside the vehicle.

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When he realized his son was in the car, the father drove the boy to Danbury Hospital where employees called police.

The air temperature outside the car reached nearly 90 degrees that day.

A police investigation is continuing. The official cause of death has not been determined.