Hot Car Death in Monroe County

The investigation continues after a 3-year-old boy was found dead in a locked car in Monroe County Monday.

The boy’s grandmother, Anita Gibson, told deputies she left the boy with a 15-year-old in her car while she mowed a neighbor’s lawn. When she came back home she noticed the back gate was open and the kids weren’t in the car.

They eventually found the boy in a locked car that had been parked on the property since early Monday. The 3-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials believe he had been locked in the car for more than 35 minutes.

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