Infant who died after being left in car identified

Infant who died after being left in car identified
The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide in James Island.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department is investigating after an infant died after being left in a car all day.

The child was identified as 10-month-old Jack Duggan.

Investigators say a father forgot the infant was in his car when he went to work and left the child in the vehicle until he was notified later that day that the child was not at daycare.

The incident began shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday when NCPD officers responded to Roper West Ashley for a deceased infant.

Charleston police officers were on scene and told investigators that the incident took place in North Charleston.

According to Charleston police officers, the father of the infant told them that he was supposed to drop his child off at daycare but he forgot to do so.

The father said that he was at work the entire day and realized once he got off that he had left the child in the car, a report states.

CPD officials said the father transported the child to Roper West Ashley where the infant was pronounced deceased.

NCPD officers then met with the father and mother of the deceased infant.

The father told them that he was supposed to drop the child off at daycare on Tuesday morning when he left his James Island home and then go to work.

On Tuesday evening, his wife arrived at the daycare facility and was told that the child was not there, a report states.

"The wife immediately made contact with her husband and that's when he checked his vehicle and discovered the infant was still in the vehicle and unresponsive," NCPD officials said.

The father drove the infant to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased, police said.

"The coroner's office is investigating the manner and cause of death while NCPD continues to conduct its investigation," NCPD officials said.

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