Reported by: Marci Gonzalez
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SUBURBAN WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- A child dies after being left in a car for nearly three hours.
It happened on what was supposed to be his mother's wedding day.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says the four-year-old's mother, Mirlande Jean-Baptiste, parked her SUV, then spent several hours in a nail salon Saturday.
When she returned to her vehicle nearly three hours later, she found her son near death.
Witnesses say she performed CPR but was unsuccessful.
The boy, later identified as 4-year-old Gregory Cesar, was pronounced dead at Palms West Hospital.
Sgt. Pete Palenzuela, Public Information Officer with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, tells NewsChannel 5, "When she arrived at the hospital she thought perhaps there was a chance the boy would live or survive. When she learned the boy had passed she had an emotional breakdown."
Investigators say the woman may not have known her son was in the car.
They explain he may have climbed in to the vehicle without anyone noticing.
The Sheriff's Office says its too soon to determine of the mother will face any charges.
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office is working a death investigation of a four-year-old boy found in a hot SUV this afternoon.
A call came in to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue of a four-year-old in cardiac arrest in the 2600 block of Military Trail, near Cresthaven Blvd around noon.
The boy's 29-year-old mother was with a female relative at a nail salon for up to two hours before the boy was discovered in the SUV.
The boy's mother was getting her nails done for her wedding which was to take place today.
Earlier in the morning, the mother had dropped off several children with a relative but it is unclear why the boy was still in the vehicle.
It is unclear if he sneaked back into the car or if he was left behind by mistake.
The boy was taken to Palms West Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The mother had to be sedated at the hospital by caretakers.
PBSO is continuing to investigate.
Stay with NewsChannel5 and WPTV.com as the story develops.
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