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Infant Tragically Killed in Hot Daycare Van in Jacksonville, Florida

May 28, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – According to an online news story reported at, an infant was found dead in the back of a daycare van in Jacksonville, Florida. Deputies with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office responded to the call and found the baby in the van after she had been left in the hot vehicle for several hours.*

The incident occurred at the Ewing’s Love and Hope Preschool in Jacksonville. Sheriff’s deputies received a call about an infant in a hot car and went to the daycare to find that a 4-month-old child had been left inside the daycare’s van for five hours. WFLA reports that the child, a girl, died in the incident. 

According to the news report, the infant’s mother had called the daycare to check in, and she was told by someone at the daycare that staff members had not seen the child. The mother reportedly drove to the daycare and discovered her daughter in the back of the van. 

WFLA reports that the co-owner of the daycare, a 56-year-old man, was placed under arrest for child neglect in connection with the girl’s death. Investigators have found that the owner kept a log of the children taken in and out of the van, and on the day of the incident, the victim’s siblings were logged as having been in the van, but not the 4-month-old girl. 

A hearing has been held in the matter at which the judge overseeing the case set the daycare owner’s bail at $75,000. The Florida Department of Children and Families has suspended the daycare’s license temporarily. The suspension is reportedly for failing to notify the state that the daycare was transporting children. 

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