by Kevon Browne
St Kitts and Nevis (WINN): On Friday, January 22, a 6-month-old infant died after reportedly being left in a car for several hours.
In a statement from the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force, preliminary investigations revealed that on Thursday, January 21, the father of the deceased infant collected the baby to take her to the nursery, but allegedly forgot the infant and returned to work that morning.
Reportedly sometime after midday, the father went back to the vehicle and discovered the baby was still in the back seat. He then took the baby to the Joseph N France General Hospital where she was admitted and warded in the Intensive Care Unit. The infant subsequently died the next day January 22.
An autopsy was performed on January 25 by Resident Pathologist, Dr. Adrian Nunez.
He concluded that the cause of death was brain injury due to lack of oxygen as a consequence of confinement in a closed space (vehicle).
Investigations into the matter are ongoing.