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Police identify infant found dead in car at LSU Hospital


Shreveport Police say a six-month-old infant who was found dead in an SUV at LSU Health Wednesday was the daughter of a hospital employee who left the child behind as he went to work.

The body of Lourdes Marie Duvall was found about 4 p.m. in an LSU Health parking lot. Police say the baby's father accidentally left her in the Range Rover.

Detectives say they have not filed charges against the father. But they are working with the Caddo Parish District Attorney's Office and the Caddo Parish Coroner's Office in their investigation.

But here's what they know so far:

When the father returned to the SUV and found the child, she was unresponsive. LSU Health police took the baby to the emergency room, where she was later officially pronounced dead.

Dr. John Vancheire says it doesn't take much for a small child to overheat in a car.

"Children don't thermo regulate very well compared to older kids and adults, especially in infancy.  A closed car, in the sunshine, almost regardless of the time of year can overheat pretty quickly," he said.

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