Police say Josiah was discovered dead only after his father drove round trip, twice, between the apartment complex and the church to drop off the mother and a sibling. Josiah was in the possession of his father, who "forgot the baby was in the vehicle", according to an initial investigation, said Sgt. Mercedes Fortune of the Phoenix Police Department.
In June, four Arkansas women were charged with manslaughter in the death of a 5-year-old boy who died after he was left inside a day care van all day, police said.
This death came just 24 hours after 7-month-old Zane Endress died after being left in a vehicle in northeast Phoenix for about four hours, according to Phoenix police.
Temperatures in Phoenix can frequently surpass 100 degrees during the summer.
Fire officials arrived and pronounced 1-year-old Josiah Riggins dead.
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She said the driver had swerved around some cars and was suddenly there among the tables with customers under the van . A preliminary investigation indicates the driver ran a red light and collided with another auto , police Sgt.
Police are still investigating his death.
She said she didn't know where the auto had been or why it had ended up at the church.
A tragic moment took place Friday where a 7-month-old baby was found dead in a hot vehicle. Even then family members said that began gathering in the church to support parents shortly after this happened. He was identified by police as Zane Endress. "It's the death of a child".
Since that time, the highest number of deaths per year was in 2010, with 49 deaths.
Zettica Mitchell, who told the Arizona Republic she is a cousin of the baby's father, called the death "shocking, devastating, just sad".