Baby found dead after being left in van in Okaloosa Co.

OKALOOSA CO. Fla. (WPMI) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a seven-week-old baby was left in a family vehicle Sunday for approximately eight hours.

The OCSO received a 911 call around 9:30 PM when the baby was discovered dead inside a van at a family member’s home in Mary Esther.

The family member reportedly was not aware that the child’s mother had placed the baby in a rear-facing car seat inside the vehicle after church, around 12:45 PM on Sunday.