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UPDATE: Miscommunication Led Baby to Die in Hot Car in Lakewood Police say

By rlsmetro on
Lakewood Township

Police have confirmed that a baby left to die inside a vehicle in Lakewood was an ‘honest mistake’ or miscommunication.

According to Lakewood officials, the 2-year-old girl was left behind in the back seat of a family’s car on Monday afternoon and died a short time later.

Police say there was a miscommunication between the parents over who would bring the toddler inside the home.

A neighbor discovered the young girl around 2 p.m. Outside temperatures were hovering around 68 degrees at the time.

Authorities say their investigation has concluded and no charges have been filed.