Nashville police investigating after baby found dead in mini van www.privateofficer.com
Nashville TN Aug 8 2012 Metro Police are investigating the case of a baby found dead in a mini van in Donelson.
Police said the report came in shortly before 3 p.m. that a baby was in a vehicle at 84 Fairway Drive at Donelson Heights United Methodist Church.
Police said around 2:30 a woman came to the church which runs a daycare center and said she was there to pick up her 5-month-old son.
The daycare workers told her they did not have the baby, that no one had dropped off the baby Tuesday morning.
The woman ran back outside to her mini van and found the baby inside. She ran back into the daycare center with the baby in her arms, but police said he was already dead due to the extreme heat inside the vehicle.
Temperatures Tuesday afternoon have reached a high so far of 91 degrees, which can cause life-threatening heat inside a car.
Detectives are trying to reconstruct the mother’s day to determine what happened.
She has three other children who are all in school.
The mother was so distraught she was taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance.