Girl left in vehicle after Hendricks
County family came home from church dies
No criminal charges are expected in the death of a 21-month-old
girl who was left in a vehicle near Brownsburg, according to the Hendricks
County Sheriff's Office.
Hendricks County deputies were called at
5:25 p.m. Sunday to the 8000 block of North County Road 650 East for a
report of an unresponsive child. Investigators say members of a family
returned home from church and believed they had gotten the girl out of her
car seat and put her down for a nap. The other family members also took
naps, according to the sheriff's office.
When they woke up, they
searched for the girl and realized she had been in the vehicle since they
returned from church a few hours earlier. They immediately called 911, but
the girl was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff's office said.
The Hendricks County Sheriff's Office, Coroner's Office and the Indiana
Department of Child Services are investigating the incident. No criminal
charges are anticipated, according to the sheriff's office.
appears to be a tragic loss of young life," the sheriff's office said.
The high temperature in Indianapolis on Sunday was 81 degrees, according
to the National Weather Service. That temperature was recorded at 4:22 p.m.,
according to NWS data.