The grieving mother of a two-year-old girl who was left in a hot car for eight hours has been photographed.
Neighbor Megan Kingston told Daily Mail how she saw the father rush out to take his daughter out from a Honda SUV on Tuesday.
According to reports, the toddler had been inside the hot car for eight hours as temperatures reached up to 92F/33C that afternoon.
Previous reports claimed that the youngster was left in the car by her mother Beatriz Viera LeChard, 38. However, Kingston said that LeChard was at work and that she became hysterical when she discovered that her child was already gone.
“The father was running inside with the child and I was right behind him. The child was in the kitchen with the father. She was unresponsive. We began CPR,” Kingston said.
“I called over the radio to get rescue units here to try and revive the child. I performed CPR probably 15-20 minutes. I asked the father to assist me with CPR.”
Kingston said that she tried to help keep the dad calm while she was performing CPR to cool her down. They also put some ice packs behind her neck as she was very warm to the touch.
Three ambulances, four paramedics, two doctors and 20 cops arrived on the scene.
Shocked neighbors previously shared how they heard the bereaved parents’ cries throughout the neighborhood.
“It’s heartbreaking. I feel for the family,” Kingston added.
Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation into the child’s death but it is not clear if there will be criminal charges.
On Thursday, the mother was pictured leaving her home, wearing a purple t-shirt and sunglasses. It is not clear how the parents forgot the child in the back of their SUV but it is feared that the toddler may have been left inside for eight hours.
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