Baby left in car dies from heat
St. Louis, MO. – A seven-month-old baby is dead after being found in the heat of a parked car at the Washington University School of Medicine.
The child's parents are a doctor and a medical researcher. The child has been identified as Sophia Knutsen.
Police say a woman spotted the baby, sought help and broke a car window to remove the child. The baby was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Temperatures Thursday in St. Louis were in the upper 90s.
Police say the child had been in her father's car in a rear-facing seat for about three hours, but the father believed his wife had the child.
Hours later, a two-year-old child was found dead in a car in Cincinnati.
Health officials say children and pets can become seriously ill or die if left in an unattended vehicle, even for a very short time.