STATEMENT FROM Orange County Sheriff's Office:

The child in this case has been identified as Jace Leslie (Black Male DOB: 12/18/2018).

The initial investigation indicates baby Jace was left inside of a vehicle in a rear-facing car seat for several hours by a relative/caregiver while the caregiver was at work. The caregiver was expected to drop Jace off at the Indian Hill Road location for day care before work, but on Friday, the caregiver did not drop him off.

When the caregiver arrived to pick him up from the day care location at 3:42 p.m. Friday, baby Jace was instead discovered unresponsive in the car, where he had been for several hours. Aid was rendered by bystanders until emergency responders arrived on scene and determined Jace was deceased.

Detectives believe Jace died as a result of being inside the hot car for an extended period, but they must wait on the medical examiner’s office for an official cause of death. The investigation in this case is still active and ongoing.

We want to be clear that there is no connection between baby Jace’s death and the home on Indian Hill Road.

This is all the information we have to release at this time.

Deputies: Woman arrested in death of Florida boy who spent more than 7 hours in hot car
The child's mother reportedly told deputies Dougkindra Wallace was in charge of taking the boy to and from daycare.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Deputies arrested a 34-year-old woman and charged her in the death of a 1-year-old boy who spent more than seven hours in a hot car in Orlando, the sheriff's office said.

Dougkindra Wallace was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and child neglect, according to the arrest report.

On the morning of Sept. 11, Wallace was in charge of taking Jace Leslie to daycare, the Orange County Sheriff's Office said. This was based on an arrangement between her and Leslie's mother, something that had reportedly been ongoing for the past 10 months.

Deputies say Wallace picked up the boy at 7:30 a.m., and his sister helped to put him in his car seat located in the back. Wallace's own child was said to be in the backseat, as well.

About 10 minutes later, Wallace dropped her child off at daycare, the sheriff's office said. It was around that time when she reportedly made a phone call that lasted about half an hour.

All the while, deputies say she drove to Rolling Hills Elementary School where she taught, left the car running so she could get out and get a COVID-19 temperature check and returned to park the car in the teacher's lot. She turned the car off and got out, the report reads.

At 3:21 p.m., deputies say Wallace got out of work and drove to a student's house to drop off a textbook. At 3:40 p.m., she arrived at Leslie's daycare and found the child still in the back seat buckled up.

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The temperature reached highs of 105 degrees with the heat index. Wallace, deputies say, likely was distracted while on the phone and forgot all about the child.

"Our thoughts are with baby Jace’s family," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

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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.