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UPDATE: Coroner determines cause of death for 1-year-old left in car

Posted at 9:07 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-12 14:23:30-05

UPDATE NOV. 12: The Clark County coroner has determined the causes of death for Sayah Deal to have been heat stroke and exposure to high temperatures. The child's death was also ruled accidental.

The young child was reportedly left in a vehicle by her father on H Street in early October while he argued with his girlfriend. The father claims that he did not believe the child was in danger because the air conditioner was on.

The father, 27-year-old Sydney Deal, was arrested after the incident. He was charged with child abuse/neglect. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 3.

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

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.


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.