Girl, 2, Found Dead in Backseat of Mom’s Car in Apparent Tragic Accident

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GLUCKSTADT, Miss. – A mom in Mississippi who forgot to drop off her daughter at daycare later found the 2-year-old dead in the backseat of her car, police say.

It was only after the little girl’s mother showed up at the Little Footprint Learning Center Wednesday afternoon on her way home from work that she made the tragic discovery.

When day care workers told her that she had never dropped off the child that morning, “the mother immediately became distraught and ran out to her car and realized that the 2-year-old was still in the car,” Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker told WLBT.

The little girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sheriff Tucker said the girl’s death appears to have been a horrible accident.

Charges, if any, are still pending as police investigate the child’s death.