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Child left in car found dead while parents attend funeral

June 26, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported the death of a 3-year-old Lehigh Ares boy left in an unattended death while the parents, Robert and Amanda Jo Anderson of Lehigh Acres, attended a funeral in Palmetto this past Saturday.

A 911 call at around 4:20 p.m. sent deputies with the Manatee County Sheriff's Office to a home in the 2700 block of Fifth Ave. East for an unresponsive child, according to a report from the sheriff's office.

Detectives said the child, Kyrese Dwayne Anderson, had been left in a vehicle for about three hours while the child's parents attended a funeral. According to the report, the mother and father had driven separate cars to a babysitter's house to drop off their children before they attended the funeral, the news release said.

According to investigators, it appeared the child was accidently left inside the car while two other children, ages 4 and 5, went into the babysitter's home.

According to the report, the parents left for the funeral home believing their children with the babysitter.



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