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2-year-old Indiana boy found inside hot vehicle dies

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Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive inside a vehicle parked outside his home during hot weather in central Indiana.

Posted: Sep 6, 2018 9:36 AM

DALEVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died after being found unresponsive inside a vehicle parked outside his home during hot weather in central Indiana.

The Star Press reports Jaxon Stults was pronounced dead Wednesday evening in Daleville.

His mother, 28-year-old Britni Nicole Wihebrink, is being held on a preliminary charge of neglect of a dependent. Court records don't list her lawyer. The newspaper says Wihebrink told a 911 dispatcher she took a nap then found her son.

An autopsy is planned Thursday. Zach Crouch, a Delaware County deputy coroner, says the death was likely heat-related.

The National Weather Service says high temperatures Wednesday in the Daleville area topped 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius) before cooling off later.

Daleville is about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis.

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