Toddler dead after being found in hot car in Glendale, police say

GLENDALE (3TV/CBS 5) - An 18-month-old girl is dead after she was found in a hot car on Monday afternoon, the Glendale Police Department said.

The girl's father found her unresponsive at an apartment complex near 51st Avenue and Thunderbird Road, according to Ofc. Tiffany Ngalula with the Glendale Police Department.

Dispatchers told the father to perform CPR on the toddler and he did.

But the girl didn't make it.

"Unfortunately and tragically, that baby died inside of that vehicle due to the conditions," Ngalula said.

The girl was locked inside the hot car for "at least a few hours," said Ngalula.

Both parents were talking to detectives on Monday night.

Ngalula didn't say what led up to the girl being left in the car by herself for hours. No one has been charged or taken into custody.

She did have advice for everyone.

"Check twice for loved ones who are unable to let themselves out of a vehicle because ultimately we are responsible for them," said Ngalula.

The temperatures were in the mid-80s in Glendale when the child was found on Monday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the inside of a car can heat up to 120 degrees in 30 minutes even when the temperature is at 85 degrees.