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21 Month Old Child Dead, Was Left Inside Parked Van

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 21-month-old child.


A preliminary investigation indicates Joseph Chatmon was left inside a parked vehicle at Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary School in Forsyth, officials said.

Investigators said the child, restrained in a child safety seat, was left inside the vehicle from the time his mother, 23-year-old India Chatmon, arrived at work Friday morning, until she left work late that afternoon.

Chatmon is an employee at the school.

Officials said as soon as Chatom discovered her son in the van, she immediately drove to the Monroe County Emergency Room with the child where he died.

The body was transported to the GBI Crime Lab in Decatur for an autopsy, officials said.

This incident is still under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

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KareyAnn S. April 27, 2010, 12:27 PM

When I hear storys of parents leaving children in cars it just sickens me.I don’t get it!!Those precious little people suffer!!Shame on them.It makes me so sick that I think they should be left in the car the same amount of time to see how awful it is!!Due un to others as you’d have done to you!!

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