Toddler dies after being left in hot
car for hours in Torrance, mom in custody
TORRANCE, Calif. (FOX 11) - A toddler has died after allegedly being
left in a hot car for hours in Torrance.
The toddler who passed away
has been identified as June Love Agosto.
The coroner has ruled the
2-year-old’s death an accident versus homicide while it is still under
investigation. Her parents are not together. Her dad lives in Lawndale; he
and relatives are heartbroken over this incident.
According to the
police report, the mother left little June buckled up in her car seat with a
blanket on her, the windows rolled up and the heat on for about 4-5 hours
last Saturday at about 11 p.m.
The mom admitted to police she was
drinking in a vehicle next to her car with a friend and fell asleep.
She woke up about 5 hours later and opened her car door to find vomit on her
baby’s clothes and burns. She laid June on the lawn and sprayed her with a
hose trying to revive her and cool her off.
Someone called paramedics
and rushed June to the hospital with burns to her face, chest and arms in
full cardiac arrest according to the police report.
“She’s my only
grandchild. I just came out here and June celebrated her second birthday.
June Love was a beautiful baby, she deserved a good life. She deserved to
grow up, go to school,” said June Love’s grandmother Helen Hernandez.
“Our family is broken, we just need prayers and we’re just broken,” said
godmother Jessica Peterson-Burns.
In the report June’s mother admits
she used to be addicted to drugs but had gone through rehabilitation. She
told police she also has a 9-year-old son who a relative adopted when he was
The toddler’s mom has been taken into custody.