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Baby dies after being left in car

LOUISIVLLE, KY (WAVE) - A baby boy was found dead after being left inside a car.

Police said the 9-month-old baby was found in the 6400 block of Glenwood Road in Louisville.

"It's very tragic," said LMPD Spokesperson Dwight Mitchell.

A normally quiet and peacefully cul-de-sac is now the center of an death investigation involving the baby boy.

Police have released few details about the puzzling situation that unfolded in that sub-division around 6 o'clock Monday evening.

"We've still in the very early stages of the investigation," Mitchell said.

What we do know is that the 9-month-old boy was left in a car outside the parents' home, on a day where temperatures soared into the 90's.

The coroner's office pronounced the infant dead at the scene.

What is not clear is why the baby was left in the car, how long he was there, and whether he died inside.

"We should get more definitive information on what happened, but again it's still very early in the investigation," Mitchell said.

The parents were hauled off in separate cars at separate times -- taken to LMPD Headquarters to be questioned, but have not yet been charged with anything.

Neighbors, who did not want to talk on camera, said the couple is new the sub-division and the boy was their only child.

As the news got out, emotions came out in a case where little information is coming out.

"We want to be as through as we can as we are on any investigation that we do and certainly at this point it's a very tragic time and a very tragic time for that family, for the parents and everybody involved and I'm sure for the neighbors as well," Mitchell said.

Police and the coroner's office could release additional details Tuesday.

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