Parents Arrested In Connection To The Death Of Their 2-Year-Old Daughter After She Was Left In A Hot Car For 15 Hours

Holmes County Sheriff's Office

Two parents from Florida have been arrested after leaving their 2-year-old daughter in a hot vehicle for 15 hours, officials say. According to the New York Post, the girl sat in 80-degree heat and was later declared dead. The unidentified girl’s body heat was at 107 degrees, says the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office. 

The parent’s 4-year-old child was also in the vehicle at the time; however, was able to escape and is in the care of child protective services. The woman identified as their mother later called emergency responders as she appeared to be




so much that they couldn’t gain proper details, officials said. Authorities who responded,

“were met outside with an individual carrying a baby that was unresponsive….. When I say, ‘a baby,’ it was a 2-year-old,”

said Sheriff John Tate. 

“Immediately, the deputy began CPR, started trying to do life-saving measures on the child,”

Sheriff Tate continued. 

The mother, 23-year-old Kathreen Adams, initially told officials that they discovered the child unconscious in the house; yet, she later admitted that she forgot about her children who were sleeping in the car. They were inside the car between 12 a.m. and close to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Officials attempted to interview the father, Christopher McLean, 32, but he refused to cooperate. 

Officials gained a search warrant for the parent’s home and vehicle and discovered drugs including meth and marijuana. The parents were charged with

“child neglect, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia,”

reports The Post.

“More charges are coming”

following the autopsy, the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office informed Fox News Digital. 

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