EBR coroner's report on death of one-year-old left in hot car expected soon
BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police detectives are awaiting a coroner's report about the exact cause of death for a child found dead in a hot car last Friday.
On Monday, the East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office identified the child as one-year-old Journee Willis and confirmed that autopsy results are pending.
During a Saturday morning interview, Baton Rouge EMS Supervisor Mike Chustz told WBRZ the child was found dead when first responders arrived on scene.
"It doesn't take long, I would say five to ten minutes, before a child would start suffering some serious heat, exhaustion symptoms, and shortly thereafter become unconscious," Chustz said.
Chustz said this is Baton Rouge's only case of a child passing away due to being left in a hot car in 2021.
"One is too many... it's tragedy to see this happen," he added.
Sources told WBRZ Friday, the child was a girl believed to be about a year old. The child was found dead in a car on Oak Grove Drive, which is located in a neighborhood just off N Sherwood Forest Drive.
Neighbors in the area told WBRZ the home operates as a day care. Baton Rouge Police Department said the house on Oak Grove Drive was not where Journee lived.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Community group hopes EBR school bus issues will be resolved, students can...
Years after Nakamoto report, Judiciary Commission recommends suspension for justice of the...
Celtic Studios, local actor reflect on Hollywood strikes potentially ending
Coach Kim Mulkey opened doors for Tigers' first practice of the season...
Angel Reese hosts back to school giveaway at McKinley Elementary for EBR...