4-month-old dies in car in Lufkin parking lot

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Whitney Grunder - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - An infant has been found dead in a Lufkin business parking lot at around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to Lufkin Police Det. J.B. Smith, the baby girl, who was about four months old, was in a car in the parking lot located at 222 Shepherd Street.

Smith said police learned of the death when family members were heard making commotion at the business, which is just across the street of the Lufkin Police Department.

Smith said it appeared the baby was in the car for "most of the day."

Investigators believe the baby was left in the car accidentally and that the death was heat-related. However, an autopsy will be conducted on the body.

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