WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The mother of an 8-month-old boy found dead in her vehicle realized she had left her baby there all day after returning to a daycare center hours later to pick him up, according to WNCN.
“We have a baby that was left in the car and is unresponsive,” a woman told 911 operators.
According to the Wilmington Police Department, the mother intended to take the baby someplace else after dropping off her older child at Pax Natura Childcare Network at 9:30 a.m. The baby is normally dropped off at the daycare.
“It’s been in there since 9 this morning,” a caller told 911 operators with shock. “Mom forgot about it all day while she was at work.”
The mother came back to the daycare center around 5 p.m. to pick both children up, and realized she never took the baby to the other place.
No charges have been filed at this time, but the investigation is ongoing.