A BABY girl has died just days before her first birthday after being left in a 35C car on a driveway for 16 hours by her parents.
Cops were alerted after little Joseline Eichelberger was found in the parked vehicle in Missouri but were unable to revive the infant.
Joseline’s grandmother told Fox 2 that the girl was accidentally left in the car in Calverton Park, around 14 miles south of St Louis.
She said both parents thought that the other had taken Joseline out of the car.
“Nobody would intentionally do that,” Lilly Belfield, a family member, told the news station.
“If you saw her smile, laugh, giggle, you would think the same thing. Nobody would ever hurt this baby.”
Cops determined the infant was stuck inside the car for between 15 to 16 hours.
Two persons of interest are being questioned, though no arrests have yet been made.
Belfield added: “I feel like a piece of my heart is gone because she was a part of me.”
Speaking to KMOV, another friend, Barbara Beckett, said: “It’s a nightmare, they are traumatised. They can’t stop crying.”
In a similar case in Arizona, an 18-month-old girl was found unresponsive in a hot car on April 22, police said.