Baby dies after being found in parked car at Texas Waffle House

Baby found dead in Waffle House parking lot in Austin, TX

(KXAN) – Austin police are investigating the death a baby boy at a Waffle House location in Southeast Austin.

Police said they were called out to 7809 E Ben White Blvd. around 2:45 p.m. after receiving a call about a 10-month old boy found unconscious and not breathing inside an unlocked car. The car was not running, the boy was in the back seat.

Heat is being examined as a factor of the boy’s death.

Austin-Travis County EMS said when they arrived at the scene, the child wasn’t in the car, but it’s not clear if the child was pulled out of the car prior to medical assistance arriving. They also were unable to determine how long he had been in the car.

A man at the scene who was acting distraught was questioned. It’s unknown if he was related to the boy or was a diner in the restaurant.

The temperature at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport at 2:30 p.m. Thursday was 98 degrees with a heat index of 106.

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