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Police: Infant girl’s death possibly related to the heat

July 17, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that an infant girl’s death could be related to the heat.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that Richmond police received a report that a child needed assistance on Tuesday afternoon. They found a girl who was suffering from possible heat-related distress.

Police said the girl was younger than a year old. She was taken to a local hospital where she died.

The temperatures in Virginia’s capital city peaked in the mid-90s on Tuesday. But the heat index rose to as high as 105 degrees.

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