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Woman Charged In Death Of Child Found Inside Van In Homestead

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A woman has been charged with the death of a child who was found inside a van Friday in Homestead.

It happened at 816 Northwest and 3rd Avenue.

Police have arrested Juana Perez-Domingo, 43, who is accused of leaving a child inside a van for hours.

Perez-Domingo, 43, is facing a charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child.

She appeared before a judge Saturday.

It was still daylight when the child was found dead. Police have not identified the minor.

Bond was set at $50,000, and no attorney was listed for the woman.

Police say Perez-Domingo was supposed to drive the 2-year-old girl to daycare in Homestead early Friday morning. She drove the girl to her own home first — the daycare wasn't open yet — and then got distracted and forgot about the child until returning to the vehicle seven hours later.

A Miami-Dade police report says Perez-Domingo called the child's mother and then drove her to the mother's house. The child had died by then.

Police say Perez-Domingo also had no driver's license.

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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