A 22-month-old child was found dead in a minivan near a commuter rail station in New Jersey, 15 miles from Philadelphia.

The police believe the girl may have died from heatstroke after hours in the cabin while the exterior temperatures reached more than 82 degrees on Friday.

The van was parked by a high-speed line in a suburb called Lindelwood. The Camden County Prosecutor’s office stated the girl was still in her seat when the first responders got there.

She was promptly pronounced dead at the scene though it is not clear how long she had been left in the vehicle or whether the incident was accidental or intentional.

Media outlets reported the mother arrived at the scene but was not taken into custody considering it is still within the first stages of its investigation.

The National Safety Council states that about 388 children die every year because of heatstroke within vehicles. The majority of them are forgotten within the cars while another fraction accidentally locked themselves within the cars, thus sealing their fates.

On infrequent occasions does the child die from intentionally being left in the car. The past year was the deadliest so far for deaths caused by heatstroke in vehicles for babies. There were at least 52 deaths between the ages of 5 years down to 7 weeks old.

A week ago, Devonte Turner was found dead after being left in the care of relatives according to his mother. His mother is still in evident shock and pain concerning the incident.

On the 6th of this month, a 13-year-old with special needs was rushed to hospital after she was left in a hot car for more than two hours. Two people were arrested in connection with the crime in this scenario.

There are some happy endings thankfully as children have been saved from the brink before. In the UK a parent left their toddler in the car during 25 Celsius heat.

The child was heard crying in the vehicle in a park by a passerby.

The firefighters on the scene had to smash through the windows, but they managed to rescue the youngster.

For obvious reasons, the mother of the child, in this case, has yet to be publicly identified by the police as she assists in the ongoing investigation.

One can only imagine the pain and suffering she is going through after the demise of her child.

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