Baby boy dies after being left in a hot auto

Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said Josiah was in the care of his father at the time of his death, police said that baby's father forgot the baby in the auto.

Police also said the baby was unresponsive when the father reached the church, meaning the baby was left in the auto to this.

Two babies have have lost their lives to hot auto deaths in the Phoenix area in the past two days, according to officials.

No arrests have been made in either case so far, but investigations are still ongoing.

That came just one day after 7-month-old Zane Endress also died after after being left in a vehicle, the Arizona Republic reports. The baby was pronounced dead a short time after medical responders arrived.

Phoenix Police will conduct an investigation, but initial indications are that this was accidental.

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Witnesses said a 1-year-old boy had been left in a vehicle for several hours, police said.

"You feel like it's something that could happen to anybody", Zettica Mitchell, a cousin of the baby's father, told the Arizona Republic. Even then family members said that began gathering in the church to support parents shortly after this happened.

The boy was in the care of his grandparents at the time, police reported.

Last year, the organization recorded 29 heatstroke deaths of children left in cars.

Fortune reminded parents to take time to check their backseats for their children.

"We hear that parents are saying they forgot their babies in their vehicles", she said, according to the Republic.

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