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Toddler dies after being found unresponsive in vehicle in Glendale

Baby found in hot car near 53rd Avenue and Thunderbird
Posted at 5:27 PM, Apr 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 21:33:28-04

GLENDALE, AZ — An 18-month-old girl has died after being found unresponsive in a hot car Monday afternoon.

The Glendale Police Department says the incident happened around 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of an apartment complex near 53rd Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

Glendale police say the girl was in the car for at least a few hours before her father found her inside. Police also believe the father was the last person to drive the vehicle.

Police say her father performed CPR on the girl before rescue crews arrived.

"When the crime tape went up, I just assumed it was something really bad," said Sandy Nestor who lives nearby. “It's not even that hot outside and this is how careful you have to be, because it’s not even that hot today and this happens.”

Authorities say the girl's parents are cooperating and are being interviewed by police. So far no formal charges have been submitted.

The name of the baby wasn't immediately released.

Police say more details on what led to the child's death may come from the autopsy, which is expected to be performed Tuesday.

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