Death of 11-year-old girl left in sweltering hot car in Long Island being investigated as a homicide


Homicide police are investigating the death of an 11-year-girl who succumbed to the heat after she was left in a sweltering car Tuesday afternoon in Long Island.

The girl’s mother told police that she thought the girl had gotten out of the car with her other two children after they returned to their Coram, Long Island home from running errands, the Suffolk County Police said.

At 3:45, the mother couldn’t find the girl in the house and discovered her still in the car, unconscious and unresponsive, according to police.

The frantic mom called 911 and started to perform CPR. First responders, who arrived to the house on Kathleen Crescent in two minutes, according to the cops, could not revive the girl.

She was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The heat index topped 100 degrees on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, which issued a heat advisory through Wednesday evening.

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