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UPDATE: Officials ID child found dead in car in Las Vegas

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Posted at 9:07 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 15:13:04-04

UPDATE OCT. 6: The Clark County coroner has identified the child who was found dead in a car on H Street Monday as 1-year-old Sayah Deal. Her cause of death is still pending.

NEW STORY: Father of child found dead in car arrested, set to appear in court today

ORIGINAL STORY
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A 22-month-old female child was pronounced deceased after being locked inside a vehicle on H Street in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says an officer was flagged down by the father of the child who was outside the vehicle.

The car was running and the keys were locked inside the vehicle.

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The investigation appears to show signs of heat being factored in the death of the child.

LVMPD says the father is being detained and will be questioned by detectives to firm up the timeline of events.

The investigation is ongoing.