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Mother forgot baby in car

Published on 25/05/2007

25 May 2007

BRUSSELS – The five-month-old baby found dead in a car in the town of Halle in Vlaams-Brabant at about 4 pm on Thursday had been forgotten by his mother.

The public prosecution department in Brussels has announced that he probably died of overheating.

The mother had brought her two elder children to school on Thursday morning and went immediately to her work in Halle, forgetting to drop off her 5-month-old son at his babysitter.

At 4 pm the woman went to the babysitter to pick up the child, whom she thought she had dropped off. The child was found dead in his car seat in the back of the car.

The woman has not been arrested at the moment, though she may be charged with criminal negligence. An autopsy should shed more light on the baby’s cause of death.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news