A 6-month-old baby in Florida was discovered dead in a car Tuesday after the father forgot to drop her off at day care, police said.
Miami-Dade Police confirmed the girl was found at Doral Academy Preparatory School Tuesday afternoon after she had been left in a car seat for approximately nine hours.
The baby, Rosalyn Ramos, was taken to Miami Children’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police said the baby’s father, Lazaro Ramos, was supposed to have dropped her off at a daycare center about 9 a.m. Tuesday, but apparently forgot she was in the car and went about his day.
The father dropped one of his children off at the school and then drove to work and left the baby in the back seat of the car, police said. He reportedly told police it was not part of his routine to care for the baby. When he returned to pick his child up from the school, the baby was discovered and police were called to the scene.
It was unclear where the car was parked during the day. Temperatures in Miami Tuesday reached 88 degrees.
Miami-Dade Police Detective Aida Fina-Milian called the incident a tragic accident, but told NBC News the investigation is ongoing. Ramos is currently in police custody.
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