Toddler Dies After Being Found in Hot Car in Marietta: What We Know

Toddler Dies After Being Found in Hot Car in Marietta: What We Know

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A two-year-old boy from Marietta died Tuesday night after being discovered inside a hot car, according to Cobb Police.

🚓 The Details: At 5:36 p.m., Cobb Police received a distress call about an unresponsive child found in a vehicle at a home near Jim Miller Park. The toddler was immediately transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

At this time, the circumstances surrounding why the boy was in the vehicle remain unclear, and no criminal charges have been filed. Cobb police say there is currently no indication the child was left in the car by a relative.

🔍 The Big Picture: Nationally, an average of 37 children die each year from heatstroke after being left in vehicles. Temperatures inside cars can rapidly reach life-threatening levels, even on milder days.

📞 What You Can Do: Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Cobb Police’s Crimes Against Persons Unit at 770-499-3945. Additionally, communities can support awareness campaigns about the dangers of hot cars and advocate for technologies that prevent these incidents.

🔜 What’s Next?: The investigation is ongoing, and police are working to gather more information about the circumstances of the child’s death.


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