2-year-old girl dies after parents leave her in hot car for 14 hours, sheriff's office says
HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — Two parents have charged in the death of their 2-year-old daughter who authorities say was left in a hot car for 14 hours.
The incident happened last Tuesday in Holmes County in the Florida Panhandle. The sheriff's office said 32-year-old Christopher McLean and 23-year-old Kathreen Adams are charged with child neglect, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
"While this case is ongoing, investigators have learned that the toddler was left in a car outside the home for approximately 14 hours while the parents were inside," the sheriff's office said in a release.
According to WEAR, deputies arrived shortly after the 911 call and began lifesaving measures on the girl. EMS pronounced her dead soon after.
"A search warrant was obtained for the home, as well as for blood samples from both parents," the release said. "The results of the blood draws are pending, but the search of the home produced methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia."
Additional charges are forthcoming, she sheriff's office said. The girl's 4-year-old sibling has been placed in state custody.