Goochland Sheriff: Henrico toddler dies after being left by father in hot car

The vehicle, a 2016 Acura MDS SUV, was left on the uncovered deck of a parking garage at the Capital One campus in the West Creek Business Park, the Goochland Sheriff's Office said.

At 12:31 p.m. on Wednesday, the Goochland sheriff’s office received a 911 call from the child’s mother who had been contacted at 12:20 by her son’s day care center asking her if her son was going to be dropped off, authorities said.

The mother then contacted the boy’s father who had left earlier that morning with the boy in his car seat, the sheriff said. The father, who arrived at work at Capital One at 9:30 a.m., had apparently forgotten to drop his son off at day care and left the boy in the car, according to the sheriff's office.

Goochland Fire and Rescue, Goochland deputies and Capital One security all responded to the scene and tried to revive the unconscious boy, who was taken by Goochland Fire/Rescue to St. Mary's Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1:21 pm. The medical examiner has custody of the boy's body for autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The boy was identified as Riaan Gondesi.

This case is still under investigation and no charges have been filed yet. That determination will be made by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office once the investigation is complete, the sheriff's office said.