3-year-old Louisiana twins found dead inside hot pickup truck

Twin Toddlers Found Dead in Truck Outside Louisiana Home

BOSSIER CITY, La. (WGNO) -– Police are investigating the heat deaths of a little boy and his twin sister. The toddlers were found inside a pickup truck outside their home in Bossier City Saturday afternoon.

KTBS reports that the twins' mother called neighbors looking for her children before discovering them in the truck.

No word on how the twins managed to climb inside the truck and close the door.

Authorities said they easily could have been inside for two hours.

The children's father was not home at the time. KTBS reports that he is a Bossier Parish sheriff`s deputy.

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Indian horseman Rahul and his horses cool off in a canal on the outskirts of Jalandhar on May 28, 2015, as scorching weather conditions continue across India. More than 1,100 people have died in a blistering heatwave sweeping India, authorities said, as forecasters warned searing temperatures would continue. AFP PHOTO/SHAMMI MEHRA (Photo credit should read SHAMMI MEHRA/AFP/Getty Images)
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