Cookout preparations ended in the death of a 2-year-old girl found inside of a hot car in Northern Kentucky.
Police say they received a 911 call about a child found in a car around 6 p.m. Saturday at 5 Big Bear Circle in Crittenden. The child was later identified as Lily. (WCPO reported she was found in a car parked in the driveway in front of the house.)
Beatrice Chappell says the toddler's mother was over with her kids getting ready for a cookout when they couldn't find the child.
"It tore us so much apart cause she's so pretty. I love her to death and I can't believe she's gone," said Chappell.
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Chappell admits Lily frequently was able to sneak out of the house. "She was so quiet," said Chappell.
However, neighbors like Eric Davis and Leticia Noel blame carelessness on what happened.
"Somebody should have stopped assuming because she was quiet that she was in a room and went on checked on her, but they didn't," said Noel.
Davis ran over and tried performing CPR on Lily, but says it was too late.
"I picked her up and her body was really hot. There was nothing I could do," said Davis.
When police arrived, officers say they found the toddler unresponsive. She was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Grant County where she was pronounced dead.
The high on Saturday was 90 degrees. No charges have been filed. Police are waiting for autopsy results to determine what's next in this case.