Coroner: Toddler In Car For 7 Hours, Dies From Heat

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) - The Clermont County coroner's office says a two-year-old girl found dead in a sweltering sport utility vehicle Thursday was there for about eight hours.

A coroner's spokeswoman says Cecilia Slaby died of systemic hyperthermia after being left in the SUV outside a middle school in Union Township near Batavia.

West Clermont Schools Superintendent Gary Brooks says the girl's mother, Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby, is an assistant principal who reported to work that day before 7:15 a.m.

The girl was in the car until about 3 p.m., when school staffers who spotted the child and called police.

A teacher performed CPR, and told a 911 operator the girl's body was blistered from the heat.

Authorities say the girl's death was apparently an accident and no decision will be made on possible criminal charges until police finish their investigation.