- Associated Press - Monday, October 3, 2016

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) - The Latest on the death of a 5-month-old boy left in a car (all times local):

Noon

Peoria police say a young couple caring for the man’s 5-month-old nephew told investigators they forgot they’d left him in a car for about four hours after dropping off his mother at work.

Police say the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital where he was taken after 18-year-old Jose Garcia Jr. and 23-year-old Monique Avila saw him when they got back in the car later to pick up the mother.

According to police, 18-year-old Jose Garcia Jr. and 23-year-old Monique Avila took the boy into the apartment and tried unsuccessfully to revive him.

They were jailed on suspicion of child abuse and it wasn’t immediately known whether they had attorneys who could comment on the allegations.

8:30 a.m.

Peoria police say a man and his girlfriend were arrested after the man’s 5-month-old nephew died after being left in a car for several hours.

Officer Brandon Sheffert says the boy was pronounced dead at a hospital after the couple found him not breathing in the car Sunday afternoon.

According to Sheffert, 18-year-old Jose Garcia Jr. and 23-year-old Monique Avila were supposed to be caring for the child at the time and they called 911 after finding him unresponsive.

It’s not immediately known whether Garcia and Avila have attorneys who could comment on the allegations.

Sheffert says police determined that the temperature was 86 degrees at the time and that vehicles can get extremely hot even with lower temperatures.

The Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine cause of death.

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