dies in hot car in Hobbs, one woman arrested
September 17, 2019 at 7:03 PM EDT - Updated September 17 at 7:36 PM
KCBD - A two-year-old child has died after being left in a vehicle in
Hobbs, according to police.
Hobbs Police say they received a 911 call
around 1:30 p.m. from a woman who said she had accidentally left her child
in her vehicle for several hours.
Hobbs Fire and Rescue officials
declared the child dead at the scene. Tammy Brooks, 40, has been charged
with a first-degree felony.
arrested following child’s death in hot car Tuesday
HOBBS, N.M. (NEWS RELEASE) – The following is a news release from the Hobbs
On September 17, 2019, at approximately 1:27 PM,
officers with the Hobbs Police Department responded to the 1800 block of N.
Turner in reference to an unresponsive child. The child, a two-year-old, was
Investigators learned that the child was left in
the care of 41-year-old, Tammy Brooks, of Hobbs, at approximately 6:30 AM on
the morning of September 17. Brooks was supposed to drop the child off at
daycare; however, drove to her place of employment instead. The child was
left unattended in a car seat for several hours until Brooks realized the
child was still in the car after running an errand. An autopsy will be
conducted by the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque, NM.
Brooks was charged with abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in
death, a first degree felony, and is currently incarcerated in the Hobbs
City Jail pending arraignment on September 18, 2019.
If you have any
information about this incident, call the Hobbs Police Department at
(News release from the Hobbs Police Department)