LINDENWOLD, N.J. — A 60-year-old man has been charged with abuse and neglect in connection with the death of a toddler who was left in a locked car at a commuter rail station’s parking lot in New Jersey last month.
According to a statement from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, Shelton Shambry, the child’s legal guardian, put the 22-month-old girl in a vehicle shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 16, then forgot she was in the backseat.
The girl’s body was found around 3:40 p.m. that day in a van parked outside the PATCO Hi-Speedline station in Lindenwold.
High temperatures that afternoon reached the upper 80s.
The medical examiner ruled her death as accidental.
No attorney information is available for Shambry.
The PATCO Hi-Speedline operates daily service between Lindenwold in South Jersey and Center City Philadelphia.