Toddler dies after being left in hot SUV outside Florida day care

Posted March 03, 2017

According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to the center on the corner of West Lumsden Road and Kings Avenue along with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue around 2:40 p.m. February 28.

The reminder wasn't enough to save Jacob. Investigators say her mistake cost her 2-year-old brother his life.

Tuesday night, Silva-Tello returned home with her parents with her head covered with a jacket after a devastating day. She discovered the unconscious little boy when she went out for a break.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. local time, Silva-Tello returned to the vehicle, where she found Jacob unconscious, according to the sheriff's office.

Sheriff's Office officials said Wednesday the case remained under investigation with the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office and the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office.

"If you're in that profession, and you would think you'd have even more of a heightened sense of making sure this doesn't happen", McKinnon said. It's unclear if the boy was enrolled in the day care. Anderson says he uses technology to help keep his daughter safe.

After returning to her auto and finding Jacob, the woman got him out of the vehicle and carried him to a dialysis center in the shopping center.

McKinnon told FloridaPolitics.com paramedics rushed Jacob Manchego to Brandon Regional Hospital, where the boy later died.

The National Weather Service estimated that the outside temperature in the area was about 90 degrees around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Silva-Tello, 21, arrived around 9:30 a.m. and went inside, leaving Jacob in the vehicle, an email from the agency said. "It's very sad", said Anderson. We see it happen over and over again.

Day care workers have declined further comment. No charges had been filed. They're looking into whether child protective investigators have had prior contact with the family.