Deputies: Child Found Dead in Car at Apartment Complex

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Richland County Sheriff deputies are investigating after a 4-year-old was found dead in a car.

Deputies say they responded to Richland Parish Apartments located at 1212 Metze Road at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday.

Upon arrival, a 4-year-old was found in a black Volkswagen Beetle. EMS attempted to perform CPR, but the child was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say the vehicle belonged to a neighbor. At this point, they say the vehicle was unlocked, and the child crawled inside and was unable to get out.

Coroner identifies four-year-old who was found in car in Columbia
by WACH Fox News Center

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH/AP) - Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has identified the four-year old that died under suspicious circumstances Sunday afternoon.

Watts says that four-year-old Amir Sarcuar-Savar-Savour died as a result of hyperthermia, due to being enclosed in a hot vehicle.

Watts says more testing will be done, but the cause of death will likely not change.

Richland County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Curtis Wilson said deputies received a call around 5pm Sunday from a concerned citizen about a child in a car who wasn't moving.

Deputies responded to the Richland Parish Apartment at 1212 Metze Road in Columbia and found a 4-year-old boy who was unresponsive.

EMS was called and attempted to perform CPR, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators do not know how the child got into the car and are calling the death suspicious.

Wilson said this is an ongoing investigation.