Baby left in vehicle pronounced dead in Caldwell

A baby that was left in a vehicle in Caldwell has died.
Caldwell Police received a call for medical assistance around 4:04 p.m. from the 4000 block of Cleveland Boulevard.

The caller said that a baby had been left in a vehicle and did not have a pulse.

When officers arrived on scene they identified the victim as a 5-month-old baby girl. That child was rushed to a local hospital and was later declared deceased.

The investigation is ongoing, Detectives are processing evidence and interviewing parties that were present or in the area to determine what happened. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Crime Stoppers. You can leave a web tip at

Parents mourn loss of baby left in a car

BOISE - Two parents are mourning the loss of their 5-month-old daughter after she was found unresponsive in a car over the weekend in Caldwell.

Both parents say they were not there when Kyrae Vineyard was left alone in a car for hours on Saturday.

The baby's mother, Elisa Johnson, tells KTVB her boyfriend was watching Kyrae when he left in her in the car with the windows rolled up.

"He said he just completely forgot about her and it didn't register in his mind that she was in my car the whole time," she said.

Police haven't confirmed that Johnson's boyfriend was watching Kyrae and no charges have been brought at this time.

Caldwell Police Lt. Dave Wright said officers and paramedics were called out to a car on Cleveland Boulevard near South 41st Avenue just after 4 p.m.

The first officer on scene found the baby alone in the car, in an infant seat in the backseat of the vehicle.

The five-month-old was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The baby's father, Gavin Vineyard, lives in eastern Idaho and that's where he was when this all happened.

"It's the worst pain you could ever imagine. It seems like there's never going to be a day where it's going to be easy," he said. "I'll never understand."

Vineyard hopes some good comes from this tragedy. He wants to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving children alone in cars.

"Not five seconds in the store or anything is worth losing a child by leaving them in a vehicle," he said.

It's still unclear if Kyrae died from heat exposure or something else. An autopsy has been postponed until Tuesday. The autopsy is expected to give more answers.