Three year old boy found dead inside hot car after Oliver Dill’s father, Dr Andrew Dill at USI forgot to drop him off at an Indiana campus daycare center.
A 3-year-old boy was found dead inside his father’s car after sitting inside the hot vehicle for several hours on Tuesday, parked at University of Southern Indiana campus. Reports told of the father calling 911 saying he had forgotten to drop his son off to daycare earlier that morning.
Officers responded to a 911 call at around 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday after the father, Dr Andrew Dill, an assistant professor at the USI, told of forgetting to drop off his son off at Children’s Learning Center, a daycare located on the university’s campus.
Police found the infant boy, identified as Oliver Dill, unconscious inside his father’s vehicle, parked in the daycare center area of the university parking lot.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies attempted life-saving measures on Oliver, who was later pronounced dead at the scene the Evansville Courier and Press reported.
Case to be submitted to Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s office for final review:
During questioning, Dr Andrew Dill of Evansville, a married father of two said he went to pick his son up, believing himself to have dropped the boy off earlier that day- only to find to his horror, Oliver was still in his car seat.
Temperatures reached nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees celsius) making the temperature inside the vehicle between 104 and 119F by Tuesday afternoon.
USI president, Ronald S. Rochon, issued a statement following Oliver’s death.
‘The Children’s Learning Center (CLC) will be closed tomorrow, July 10, and we are assessing if it will reopen later in the week.
‘We understand this will be inconvenient for parents who need childcare, but our thoughts right now are in supporting the individuals who are deeply affected by this tragedy and will need some time to process their grief to best support the children in their care,’ Rochon wrote.
‘Our deepest condolences go out to the family of this young child. This is a loss no parent should bear.
‘If you have a child in your life, please hug them tight and remember that counseling services are available if you need them,’ he added.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said no arrests are being made at this time.
Authorities will submit the case file to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s office for final review. The Sheriff’s Office is not recommending any charges be filed.