Baby girl dies after being left unattended in vehicle, Chesapeake police say

CHESAPEAKE — A baby girl died Tuesday after she was left alone in an unoccupied vehicle for several hours, according to the Chesapeake Police Department.

Officers responded to the report of an unattended child in a vehicle at 12:38 p.m. in the 900 block of Adventure Way.

First responders rendered aid and took the 8-month-old girl to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said in a news release.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory through 8 p.m. Tuesday for all of Hampton Roads. Temperatures were in the high 90s and heat index values reached near 110 degrees.

Police said the incident is under investigation and did not announce any charges Tuesday afternoon.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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“Any time there’s a loss of a child, it’s just a very tragic event no matter if it’s by natural means or by accident or by some other means,” he said.