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On Friday June 23, 2017, at approximately 2356 hours, Twin Falls Police Officers responded to the 500 block of Highland Avenue in regard to a baby not breathing. Officers found a 10 month-old baby girl unresponsive at that location. Paramedics transported the baby to St. Luke’s Magic Valley for treatment, however lifesaving measures were unsuccessful. Officers learned the baby had been left unattended inside a parked vehicle for several hours during the afternoon and evening hours. The names of the baby and guardians are not being released at this time as the case is still under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time. Lieutenant Terry Thueson said, “These types of investigations can take time and the Twin Falls Police Department is committed to conducting a thorough and complete investigation.”
The Twin Falls Police Department wants to remind the public to be very attentive and never leave children and/or pets in vehicles unattended. “It simply is not safe to leave an unattended child in a vehicle any time. This becomes especially true during warm temperatures. The interior temperature of a vehicle increases rapidly and this can become deadly for children and even pets. Please do not ever leave children unattended in a car,” said Chief Craig Kingsbury.
Initial information provided by Lieutenant Terry Thueson, 208-735-7206.