After 18-month-old dies in hot car, dad dies by apparent suicide: Police

6/29/2022 6:22:00 PM

A Virginia father died by an apparent suicide after finding his child dead inside his hot car, authorities said.

A Virginia father died by an apparent suicide after finding his child dead inside his hot car, authorities said.

A Virginia father has died by apparent suicide after finding his child dead inside his hot car, authorities said.

Police called it a "horrible tragedy on so many levels.tells WTVR Channel 6 that officers arriving at the scene found a vehicle in the driveway.Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedIn CHESTERFIELD, Va.The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said the vehicle was parked at a rental cabin in Sevierville, just north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

" By June 29, 2022, 11:20 AM 1:10 Stock photo shows a car parked in the sun on a street.STOCK PHOTO/Getty Images A Virginia father died by an apparent suicide after finding his child dead inside his hot car, authorities said.The toddler was found dead inside the home.It appears the father accidentally left the 18-month-old in the car for at least three hours on Tuesday, leading to the child's death, Lt.At the scene, police found a car with its door open in the driveway and a deceased 18-month-old child inside the home, WWBT reports.Col.CNN reports the father had accidentally left the child in the car for at least three hours while he was working.Christopher Hensley of the Chesterfield Police Department said at a news conference.The bear then became trapped after the door closed.

When the child didn't arrive at daycare, the father apparently realized the toddler was in his car, Hensley said.“At some point in time, it appears the father realized that the child was in the vehicle and then returned to his residence and took the child inside,” Hensley said.Police said those calls came from family members who were talking with the father and knew something was off when the child was not at daycare.MORE: Hot car dangers: How to keep your kids safe this summer Around noon, family members called police to report that the father was talking about dying by suicide in the woods behind his house.The father was the only person home at the time, Hensley said.” Anyone struggling with thoughts of suicide can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 or visit.Responding officers found the car in the driveway with an open door and an empty child seat, Hensley said.Police said the father then drove home, where he took the boy inside before taking his own life.Officers went into the home where they found the dead 18-month-old, he said.

As officers continued to check the perimeter, they found the father dead in the woods from an apparent gunshot wound, he said.Hensley called it a "horrible tragedy on so many levels.Chris Hensley.".

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