Covington County Sheriff: 4-year-old’s death heat related

Covington County authorities are investigating the death of a 4-year-old girl.

Sheriff Dennis Meeks confirmed the child’s death was heat related but didn’t release any other details.

Meeks said the child died at a residence north of Andalusia.

Allen Scofield with the Andalusia Police Department says the four-year-old was taken to a hospital in Andalusia.

Officials haven’t released any other information. The investigation is ongoing.

4-year-old who died Friday ID’d

Sheriff Dennis Meeks on Tuesday identified the 4-year-old who died Friday and said his department is still awaiting the results of an autopsy.

Meeks said the Department of Forensic Sciences has completed the autopsy and mailed its report to the department. He expects to receive the report today or tomorrow, he said.

The child died Friday, and initial reports indicated her death was heat-related. Meeks identified the child as Layla Dees.

On Monday, Andalusia Superintendent Ted Watson said the child was a student in the system’s Pre-K class at Bright Beginnings this past year.