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Lake Havasu City man arrested after infant dies in hot car

Posted: 12:48 PM, May 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-14 14:47:30-04
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LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ — A northwest Arizona man was arrested over the weekend after a baby girl who was left in a hot car died.

Lake Havasu City police say 23-year-old Ty Martin was taken into custody on a manslaughter charge Saturday.

Police say Martin left his infant unattended in a car for 45 minutes to an hour while he went to visit a friend, according to a news release.

Responding officers attempted CPR until firefighters were able to take her to the hospital, but she did not survive.

While investigating the death, police searched the home of 23-year-old Noah Grabowski, the friend Martin was visiting. Inside, police say investigators found marijuana plants and other related items. Grabowski faces charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and cultivation of marijuana.

Both Martin and Grabowski are being held without bond, police said.

According to the Kids and Cars organization, seven children around the country have died after being left in hot cars so far this year, including two in Arizona.

The first incident happened in late April in Glendale. In that case, police say an 18-month-old girl was found unresponsive after being in the car for at least a few hours.