Police investigate death of 8-month-old found in mother’s car at NC day care
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The mother of an 8-month-old boy found dead in her vehicle realized she had left her baby there all day after returning to a daycare center to pick him up.
According to Linda Rawley with the Wilmington Police Department, the mother intended to take the baby someplace else after dropping off her older child at Pax Natura at 9:30 a.m. The baby would usually have been dropped off at the daycare as well.
Rawley said the mother came back to the daycare center, part of the Childcare Network daycare, at around 5 p.m. to pick both children up, and realized she never took the baby to the other place.
Police officers, firefighters and EMS swarmed the scene after the discovery of the baby, filling the parking lot and lining Wilshire Boulevard.
Officials believe the child may have been in the car since 9:30 a.m.
District Attorney Ben David and representatives with