Two-year-old Jacob Manchego was left in the auto with the engine off and no air conditioning by his elder sibling, 21-year-old Fiorella Vanessa Silva-Tello.
The woman returned to the vehicle hours later, according to authorities. Their 21-year-old daughter is the one who forgot the little boy and could face charges.
Sheriff's Office officials said Wednesday the case remained under investigation with the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office and the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office. Dialysis center workers tried to help the child until fire rescue personnel arrived and took him to Brandon hospital, where he later died. "To know" He is in the arms of Jesus is the only way to write these words to each of you; the pain and confusion is simply not explainable at this time and may never be.
Silva-Tello arrived for work at Best Friends for Kidz, a Christian-based childcare and learning center located in the shopping plaza, on Tuesday at around 9:30 a.m. with Jacob in the auto, according to the sheriff's office, which also noted that she went into work and left the little boy unattended in the vehicle. "We remind ourselves, we remind our family, we remind our people that pick up our kids - look back there and check".
The sheriff's office told the Tampa Bay Times the air-conditioning was not on inside Silva-Tello's SUV during the five hours Jacob was inside. "Jacob was not in our care on this day so there is nothing we could change to fix this tragedy".
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"Come on, let's hurry home", said a woman rushing the child to her vehicle.
Meteorologists with ABC's local affiliate WFTS said the temperature pushed 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Brandon on Tuesday.
There were more than 30 heat stroke deaths involving children who were left in cars in 2016, according to noheatstroke.org, a website that tracks such incidents.
The other 2017 death involved a boy who was left in a vehicle in South Florida, the site noted.