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Infant found dead inside SUV in Morgantown, police investigating

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MORGANTOWN, W Va. (KDKA) - Police in Morgantown are investigating the death of an infant left inside a vehicle. 

According to Morgantown Police, they were called to the 3600 block of Collins Ferry Road for a reported cardiac arrest on Wednesday afternoon. 

Once they arrived, they saw EMS in the parking lot near an SUV. In the SUV they found a young child in a child's car seat the back seat of the vehicle. 

EMS told police that the child was dead. 

"The department wishes to express their sincere condolences to the family and friends that have been directly impacted by this tragic loss as well as recognizing the devastating impact such a loss is to the community," said Morgantown Police Department Chief, Eric Powell. 

Police told KDKA the child was three months old and it appears the child was inadvertently left in the car while the parent was at work. 

They are working to learn how long the child was in the car, but they believe it was likely several hours. 

The case is still under investigation by Morgantown Police and West Virginia State Medical Examiner's Office. 

No charges have been filed as police work to gather more information.

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