Baby Dies After Father Leaves Him in Sweltering Car to Go to Barbershop: Cops
Lance Williams Sr., 35, has been charged with child endangerment resulting in death.
A 6-month-old Iowa boy is dead after police say his father left him in a hot car to go into a barbershop.
With a sweltering high of 91 in Des Moines on Saturday, cops were called to a suspicious death at an area hospital before 8 p.m.
According to officers, the infant had died after being left in a hot car, KCCI reports.
Police have arrested the boy's father, Lance Williams Sr., 36, after concluding he left the boy in the car for "an extended amount of time."
"Ultimately, upon his return to the car, that's when he found the child," Des Moines police Sgt. Paul Parizek said. "Unfortunately the child was dead (upon) arrival to the hospital, and it certainly appears that the child had been dead for some time."
Williams was arrested and booked at Polk County Jail. He is being held on a $25,000 cash-only bail.
An autopsy will be performed on the child in the coming days, officials said.
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