Florida Woman Charged In Death of 1 Year Old Toddler Who Was Left In Hot Car For Almost 8 Hours

A Florida woman has been arrested and is facing aggravated manslaughter and child neglect charges after a 1-year-old Central Florida boy died after being left in a hot car for hours.

Orange County homicide detectives said they’ve arrested Dougkindra Chanel Wallace, 35, in connection with the Sept. 11 death of 1-year-old Jace Leslie.

Officials were called to the 5000 block of Indian Hill Road around 3:40 p.m. on Sept. 11.

When they arrived, officials found Jace Leslie dead inside of a vehicle, outside of a home used as a day care.

According to authorities, Jace was supposed to be dropped off at the day care by a caregiver, but the caregiver did not drop him off.

It was when the caregiver arrived to pick the boy up that he was found unresponsive in his car seat.

Officials said there is no connection between the boy’s death and the home day care on Indian Hill Road.

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