Ivan Villa, Burbank Toddler, Dead After Police Say
Parents Left Him In Hot Car As Heat Index Was At 97
A toddler in a southwest Chicago suburb has died after his parents allegedly left him alone in a hot car Friday, according to police.
The parents of 1-year-old Ivan Villa found him unresponsive at 5:50 p.m. in the 4800 block of West 85th Street in suburban Burbank, police said.
The boy had been left in a car in the family's driveway where police indicate he may have been left unattended for an "unspecified period of time," the Sun-Times reports.
The boy was taken to an area hospital but pronounced dead less than an hour later.
The Cook County Medical Examiner has yet to release an official cause of death, though Burbank Patch reports as of now, police are classifying the incident as a death investigation.
Authorities believe the boy was left in the car when the temperature outside was at least 91 degrees at the time and the heat index was 97, WGN reports.
The Department of Children and Family Services and the Cook County State's Attorney's office are also looking into the case.