Sadly, two toddlers were found dead in Parker County, Texas after officials say they were left locked in a hot car.
The temperature hit a beating 96 degrees in Friday, which is a heat index value of 102, according to Sheriff Larry Fowler. It was just after 4pm that police received the call to Rambling Loop, where they found a 16-month-old boy and a 2-year-old girl. The children were originally sound unresponsive by their mother.
Fox News reports:
The mother told police her kids were playing inside the house in the sunroom when they just “took off” and somehow managed to get into their car and locked themselves inside. She said they had her phone and her keys inside with them.
The mother says she searched the area and finally found them inside the vehicle and broke a window but found them unresponsive.
Both children were pronounced deceased at 4:33 p.m. The medical examiner identified them as Cavanaugh and Juliet Ramirez.
A family member told FOX 4 they are all devastated.
“Of course, everybody’s distraught. This is horrible,” Raymond Ramirez said. “Being so young, you don’t have any words.”
“This case is in the early stages of the investigation,” Sheriff Fowler said. “Any comment regarding this case at this time would be an assumption until all of the facts are gathered.”
Although it appears to be an accident, Texas Rangers have been called to investigate, and it is still unclear as to whether charges will filed or not.
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