TORONTO – A two-year-old boy died Wednesday in Milton, Ont. after being left in a small sedan for an “extended period of time,” police say.
The boy’s parents were at work and he was in the care of his maternal grandmother at the time.
No charges have been laid but homicide detectives are mandated to investigate the death of any child under the age of five.
The small red sedan was parked outside of the garage of a home in Milton and was towed away Wednesday evening by police.
A growing memorial of flowers was seen outside of the family’s Milton home on Thursday.
On Thursday afternoon, police released the results of the autopsy and said the findings are consistent with the child being “exposed to high-level temperatures for an extended period of time in an unattended vehicle.”
Police are urging parents and caregivers to never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
On average, six children die each year as a result of being locked inside hot cars in Canada according to the Canadian Safety Council.