Toddler Found Dead In Father's Car

(WCCO) A toddler was found dead in a parked car in Browns Valley, Minn. after her father apparently forgot to take her to day care, the Traverse County sheriff said.

The body of the 15-month-old girl was found about 5:20 p.m. Thursday. Police said the father is employed at a nearby business and intended to take the girl to day care earlier in the morning.

Authorities said the child was in the car from 9 a.m. to about 5 p.m. near the intersection of 1st Avenue and 2nd Street. High temperatures reached the mid 80s, according to the National Weather Service.

Preliminary reports said the girl possibly died of hyperthermia. Police are investigating the incident.

The name of the father and the victim has not been released pending notification of relatives.

The case will be sent to the Traverse County Attorney for review after the investigation is completed.