Baby found dead inside car in Dayton

According to a press release from the Dayton Police Department issued on Friday, an infant was found dead inside a parked car on Thursday in the parking lot of Kreative Kids Learning Center in Dayton.

On Sept. 15, the Dayton Police Department received a call for service at approximately 6 p.m. for an unresponsive child inside a vehicle. The vehicle was located in the parking lot of Kreative Kids Learning Center located in the 200 block of Seekamp Street inside the City of Dayton.

When officers arrived they found a one-year-old male child, in the rear seat of the vehicle still in his rear-facing child safety seat. Offices checked the vital signs of the child, and it was determined the child had no vital signs. By visual inspection it was obvious the child had passed away.

During the preliminary investigation it was discovered by the police department the child’s mother, identified as Jodie Kennemer of Dayton, thought she had dropped her child at daycare before she went to work.

Kennemer went on to Pasadena where she is employed by Pasadena ISD as a general counsel attorney. At the end of her work day she went to Kreative Kids Learning Center to pick up her child, where she discovered she had never dropped off the child.

The Dayton Police Department believes the child did succumb to the heat being during the day while inside the vehicle. Justice of the Peace Larry Wilburn was requested to come to the scene to conduct an inquest. Judge Wilburn pronounced the child dead and ordered an autopsy.

The Dayton Police Department is conducting a full investigation and has received full cooperation from the family, Kreative Kids Learning Center and the Pasadena ISD Police Department.