Update: Toddler found dead is daughter of police officer


The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl who died Friday afternoon while being left unattended in a car at Standard-Dedeaux Road.

Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass told the Sea Coast Echo that the child was left in a vehicle for “some time.”

“The child was found sometime between noon and 1 p.m.,” Hancock County Deputy Ricky Adam said. “She was taken to the hospital and they did CPR but she died.”

Adam said the car was running at the time the child was discovered. He said the toddler was the daughter of a Long Beach police officer.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk said the girl was rushed to Hancock Medical Center, but was declared dead at the hospital.

Adam said the death is under investigation and he did not know if criminal charges will be made.

The Sun Herald will have more on this story as details are made available.