Baby dies in mother's car, forgotten while she went to work

DAYTON, TX (KTRK) -- A baby boy was found dead in his car seat after his mother forgot to drop him off at day care while she went to work.

Dayton police were called to the Kreative Kids Learning Center in the 200 block of Seekamp Street at about 6pm Thursday. When officers arrived, they found the one-year-old boy was still buckled in his rear-facing car seat in the back seat of the mother's car. The baby had already died.

Police say the child's mother thought she dropped the baby off at day care in Dayton before going to work in Pasadena. At the end of her work day she went to the Kreative Kids Learning Center to pick him up, only to discover she never dropped off the child.

An autopsy has been ordered. Dayton police say their investigation is ongoing, and they have received full cooperation from the family and the day care. The family did not want to comment when contacted by abc13.
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