JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — Jacksonville Beach police are reportedly investigating after a toddler died after being left in a hot car in a church parking lot.
Police said they received an 911 call about an unresponsive child around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators said they found a lifeless teenage girl dead after being left in a car in a church parking lot on 8th Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach.
Police said they believe the girl’s death was heat-related.
Accordingly WJXTJacksonville Beach Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. TL Tator said the church also houses a daytime preschool.
“We just have to find out exactly what happened here today in this tragedy,” Tator told the news channel. “It affects everyone. It affects not only the parishioners but also the community, it affects the officials so we ask everyone to keep this family and their thoughts and prayers.”
Further details were not initially known.