inside van outside Oakland Park day care
found Monday afternoon by employee, deputies say
to the scene at Ceressa's Day Care in the 3100 block of N.W. 21st Avenue.
Police tape surrounded the building's parking lot.
A white van with
yellow tarps draped over it could be seen by Sky 10 as it was above the
According to BSO spokeswoman Keyla Concepcion, the child was
discovered inside the van by a day care employee.
"At this point, we
don't know why the boy remained inside the vehicle, but evidently, he
ultimately succumbed to the environment," she said.
the agency's victims' advocates were with the mother, offering her support
and services to help her through this tragic situtation.
are interviewing employees at the day care to find out how the child got
left behind in the van. It's unclear whether anyone will be charged.
The center passed its most recent inspection in April, but was found to
be non-compliant in several areas during its Dec. 2018 inspection. The
center was not in compliance with regards to aspects of personnel training
at the time.
Temperatures in the Oakland Park area reached 91 degrees
Last week, twin 1-year-olds died when their father left
them inside a car in New York City. Juan Rodriguez said he thought he had
dropped the children off at day care before going to work.