OMG! I hate these stories. I'd be so hysterical if I was that mom. I'll be sending a prayer up for their family tonight. I'm so paranoid about this sort of thing ever happening to me. Your right, it does happen far too often.
|Toddler Found Dead in Van at Wis. Day Care|
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: June 9, 2005
Filed at 10:21 p.m. ET
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) -- A toddler was found dead Thursday in a day care center van after apparently being left there in muggy weather for most of the day, authorities said.
Police said the child was about 2 years old and may have been in the van outside the Come and Grow with Me Learning and Arts Center in suburban Milwaukee for up to eight hours. Temperatures reached into the lower 80s during the day.
Resident Karen Smith told reporters she witnessed the scene when the mother came looking for the child in mid-afternoon.
''This lady was screaming, `Where's my kid? Where's my kid?''' Smith told WTMJ-TV. '''You guys had my kid, picked up my kid at seven o'clock this morning and you're trying to tell me you haven't seen my kid all day?' ... They looked in the van, and her kid was just laying there.''