Florida day care owner arrested after baby dies in hot van
May 22, 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say they've arrested the co-owner of a Florida day care after a 5-month-old was left in a hot van and died.
Jacksonville Sheriff's investigators arrested 56-year-old Darryl Allyn Ewing on child neglect charges Wednesday night, hours after the infant was found inside a van parked outside Ewing's Love and Hope Daycare Center.
The sheriff's office posted on Twitter that the baby's mother had called the center around 1 p.m. and an employee said she didn't know the child was there. Officials say employees then found the baby in the van.
She was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Sheriff's officials said Ewing refused to talk with detectives. He remained in jail in Thursday morning.
Temperatures were in the upper 80s to low 90s in Jacksonville on Wednesday.
May 22, 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say an infant has died after being left in a hot van for hours outside a Florida daycare.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office posted on Twitter that the 5-month-old girl was discovered Wednesday afternoon outside a Jacksonville daycare facility.
Investigators say the girl's mother had called the daycare to check on her, and an employee said she didn't know the child was there. Officials say the mother then rushed over and found the girl in the van. Officials say the child had been in the hot vehicle for about five hours.
Rescue workers responded and took the girl to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
No charges were immediately filed. Investigators said they didn't know why or how the child was left in the vehicle.