Ridgefield Police have identified the infant who died after being left in a hot car for an extended amount of time Monday. 15-month old Benjamin Seitz was supposed to be dropped off at daycare by his father, who instead drove to his place of employment at 38A Grove Street in Ridgefield with the baby still in the car.
Ridgefield Detectives are still conducting interviews to ascertain the exact amount of time the 15 month old was left in the vehicle.
Police say Danbury Hospital contacted them shortly after 6pm when the child's father reportedly drove him there after finding the baby in his car and becoming concerned for his welfare. The Ridgefield Police Departments Dispatch Center received no 911 calls regarding this incident.
The Ridgefield Police Department has been working with the assistance of the State Police Western District Major Crime Unit and the Danbury State’s Attorney’s Office. The cause of death is still listed as pending at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
A press release from police says "our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time."
This is the fourth case of a child or children being left alone in cars in the past two weeks in Connecticut.