Infant death reported here

Mt. Pleasant, IA
August 19, 2005

An infant was found dead in a vehicle yesterday afternoon at 300 S. Van Buren Street, according to a report from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. Police were summoned to the scene at 2:35 p.m.

No other details were released pending an autopsy, said Police Chief Terry Sammons. He didn't expect any information to be released until next week.  Dr. Kent Metcalf, Henry County medical examiner, told the MP News at press time that nothing conclusive could be stated. However, he said it appeared the infant had been in the car all day, died of apparent heat stroke, the result of an apparent accident.

The autopsy report report generally takes a week to be returned, he said. Mt. Pleasant Police declined identifying the family at press time.