Family speaks out after hot-car death in Booneville

A family is heartbroken after their 21-month-old son died in a hot car in Booneville.

Posted: Aug 21, 2019 4:29 PM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A family is heartbroken after their 21-month-old son died in a hot car in Booneville.

The child was found Friday afternoon inside a vehicle on North Second Street near a child's daycare. 

In a statement on Monday, Booneville Police Chief Michael Ramey stated it appears the child was left in the vehicle at another location for several hours prior to arriving at the daycare at approximately 5 p.m.

Law enforcement have yet to release the child's name. 

The family’s attorney Casey Lott spoke with WTVA Tuesday afternoon.

He said the father's routine that day was different and he had to drop off both children that day.

Lott said the father dropped his daughter off first, then went to work, accidentally leaving his son in the car from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The father went to pick up his son at the daycare, according to the attorney. Workers there said the child never checked in.

Lott says the father ran to his car and found his son unconscious in the back seat.

Ramey confirmed Wednesday the death investigation is ongoing and police are awaiting autopsy results.

The police chief said another update will be provided later this week.

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