Police in Mississippi say 2-year-old girl died after mom accidentally left her in SUV

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MISSISSIPPI — A woman reportedly went to pick up her daughter from day care only to be told she had never dropped the child off, and when she ran to her car to check on her child she found the 2-year-old dead.

WLBT in Mississippi reports the death occurred in Gluckstadt and that police repsonded to the Little Footprint Learning Center just after 3 p.m. local time.

Sheriff Randy Tucker said the mother was on her way home from work and stopped to pick her daughter up from day care. Once inside the center, staff told her she had never dropped the child off.

The woman then reportedly went out to her SUV, where she found the child still in the back seat.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene, and WLBT reports Tucker said at this point they believe the death is in accident.