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Babysitter charged after boy found in hot car dies in west-end Toronto

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WATCH ABOVE: Residents of a quiet Etobicoke apartment building are devastated after learning about the death of a young child in their back parking lot. Shallima Maharaj reports – Sep 21, 2017

A 50-year-old woman has been charged with criminal negligence causing death after a four-year-old boy was left in a hot car in west-end Toronto.

Emergency officials said they were called to an apartment building southeast of Mill and Burnhamthorpe roads after 1 p.m. following reports the child was left in a car for a period of time.

The child was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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An apartment resident who was outside at the time of the incident told Global News the building’s superintendent broke the car’s window to get access to the child.

She added the superintendent then removed the child from the car, who was strapped into a car seat.

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Toronto police said on Thursday one person was placed into custody. She has been identified as Zeljna Kosovac and is facing a charge of criminal negligence causing death. She will appear in court on Friday.

Environment Canada said the temperature in Toronto at 1 p.m. was 26 C, or 31 C factoring in the humidex.

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‘RIP Dear Sweet Boy’: Makeshift memorial for child who died after left in hot vehicle – Sep 21, 2017

Officers towed the vehicle away for further examination.

A makeshift memorial of teddy bears and candles marked the scene Thursday night.

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