It is every parent's worst nightmare. Finding your child dead is something no parent should ever have to face, but one family in Idaho is tragically facing this fate. A toddler was found dead in a car on Sunday in Rathdrum and has police asking questions and a family left heartbroken as an investigation is ongoing. 

Police Investigating Toddler Found Dead in Rathdrum

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Police were called on Sunday around 5:20 PM that a toddler had been found unresponsive in a car in Rathdrum, a town in northern Idaho, near Coeur d'Alene. The toddler was 2 years old and after officers attempted life-saving measures, sadly announced that the child had passed. 

What is Known About Toddler Found Dead in Car in Idaho

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It is believed that the child was playing and was found in the car. Family members called the police that night to notify them of the child being unresponsive. It was 92 degrees that day. The Kootenai County Coroner's Office took the child and will release his identity and cause of death in the future. The incident remains under investigation and updates will be released as they become available. Check back here for any future updates.  

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While no parent should ever have to face this situation, let it serve as a reminder that as temperatures rise, make sure to not leave your children in the vehicle, even if running into a store quickly. It doesn't take long for them to overheat and the younger the child, the more dangerous the threat. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family tonight, and hopefully, nobody else will have to see this happen to them.

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