Police: Dad parked vehicle at work with son inside

AP News
Posted: Jul 09, 2014 4:37 PM

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Police say the father of a 15-month-old Connecticut boy who died after being left in a car on a hot day was supposed to drop his son off at day care but went to work and left his son inside the parked vehicle.

Ridgefield police identified the boy Wednesday as Benjamin Seitz.

Police say the father drove his son to the hospital after finding the boy in the vehicle.

Ridgefield Capt. Jeff Kreitz (krytz) said Tuesday the boy had been left inside the car Monday for an "extended period of time." Police say they're still trying to determine exactly how long.

Authorities say the cause of death has yet to be determined.

The family lives in Ridgefield, near the New York line. The temperature approached 90 degrees in western Connecticut on Monday.