Baby Found Dead In St. Louis Car

1 decade 9 months 3 weeks ago Friday, August 24 2007 Aug 24, 2007 Friday, August 24, 2007 6:44:30 AM CDT August 24, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A seven-month-old baby is dead after being found in the heat of a parked car in a parking lot at the Washington University School of Medicine. The dead girl's name has not been released. Her father is Russell Knutsen, a research analyst at the medical school. Her mother is Dr. Beth Ann Kozel, a staff physician at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Police said each parent thought the other was taking the baby to child care. On a day with the high temperature in the upper 90s, passers-by spotted the baby and used a rock to break a car window. They tried to revive her, but the child was pronounced dead at the scene when emergency crews arrived. It wasn't immediately clear how long the child had been in the car. Health officials say children and pets can become seriously ill or die if left in an unattended vehicle, even for a very short time. The St. Louis area previously reported nine deaths from a heat wave that is approaching a month long.

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