April 23, 2014

Police investigating death of child in North Richland Hills

A 20-month-old girl in a child restraint seat was found dead Tuesday afternoon in the back seat of a car, North Richland Hills police said.

A 20-month-old toddler was pronounced dead in the back seat of a car in North Richland Hills Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The girl was identified as Aurora Aryana Hollingsworth of North Richland Hills.

Police who responded to a 911 call Tuesday afternoon found her dead in a child restraint seat. Detectives determined that Aurora was secured in the seat as an adult drove down Bursey Road with another child in the car. At some point, the adult noticed that something was wrong with Aurora, police said.

“The driver pulled over to the curb to check on the child,” investigator Keith Bauman, a police spokesman, said in a news release. “A passerby saw the vehicle parked along the roadside and stopped to assist. The child was unresponsive and 911 was called.”

She was pronounced dead at 4:06 p.m. in the 7500 block of Bursey Road in North Richland Hills, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website. A ruling on the cause of her death was pending.

No one had been arrested by late Wednesday.

A Texas Ranger is assisting in the investigation.

Bauman declined to identify the adult or the other child in the car.

“The occupants of the vehicle have been fully cooperative with investigators,” Bauman said.

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