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Booneville police provide update on infant's death

An infant appears to have been left in a vehicle for several hours before being discovered by Booneville police officers.

Posted: Aug 19, 2019 3:52 PM
Updated: Aug 19, 2019 4:25 PM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - An infant appears to have been left in a vehicle for several hours before being discovered by Booneville police officers.

According to Police Chief Michael Ramey, officers found the child dead Friday afternoon inside a vehicle on North Second Street.

The vehicle was located near a children’s daycare and an adult daycare, both of which share a parking lot.

“It appears the child was left in a vehicle at a workplace in Booneville for several hours during the day prior to arriving at the daycare facility at approximately 5:00 PM, when the child was discovered in the vehicle,” Ramey said in a news release.

The police chief did not name the 21-month-old boy but said the body has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office.

Investigators are gathering video and statements, Ramey said.

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