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Baby, 11 Months, Dies After She's Left in Hot Car for More Than 15 Hours: 'Absolutely Heartbreaking' - 1 weeks ago, 10:14

Christine Pelisek

June 7, 2019

Police in Missouri are investigating the death of a 11-month-old girl who died Sunday after she was left inside a hot car for 15 to 16 hours.

First responders were called to a home in Calverton Park about 4:30 p.m. Sunday after a relative found Joseline Eichelberger not breathing inside the car, which was parked in the driveway.

“A relative who was going to move the vehicle found the child,” Calverton Park Police spokesman Chris Robertson tells PEOPLE.

First responders were unable to revive her.

“Unfortunately the child passed away from the heat,” Robertson says. “It was approximately 79 degrees that afternoon and inside a vehicle it gets much hotter. The timeline looks to be about 15 or 16 hours the child was left in the vehicle.”

“It is absolutely heartbreaking when you have a life lost at any age, but when it is a child this young it really hits home for ...
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