Florida officials identify boy found dead inside hot car

Posted at 7:45 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 07:45:08-04

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have identified a 4-year-old boy who was found inside a hot car in central Florida.

Orange County Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson told news outlets that a bystander found 4-year-old Logan Starling inside a car parked at Elite Preparatory Academy on Friday. The bystander took the child to a nearby fire station but he was pronounced dead a short time later at an Orlando hospital.

Williamson says detectives are investigating.

Hours later in nearby Sanford, Kailyn Pollard was pumping gas when she saw her 1-year-old daughter Kit NoellePollard inside her vehicle.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Pollard told investigators she forgot to drop the child off at day care before going to work that morning. The child was dead at the scene.

Pollard faces a negligent manslaughter charge.