Autopsy: Baby left inside car dies of hyperthermia - FOX 10 News | fox10phoenix.com

Autopsy: Baby left inside car dies of hyperthermia

Posted: Updated:

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The death of a 16-month-old boy who was left inside a car in Pontiac was caused by hyperthermia.

An autopsy was performed Friday on Odeshi Ogene.

The Oakland County sheriff's department says the child was found about 6 p.m. Thursday and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Deputies were sent to the home, about 20 miles north of Detroit, after reports that a woman was screaming that her baby was left in the car and was dead. Temperatures Thursday in the Detroit area reached about 80 degrees.

Detectives Friday afternoon obtained a warrant for child abuse-leaving a child in a vehicle resulting in death.

The boy's 46-year-old father is expected to be arraigned Saturday. He is being held in the Oakland County Jail.

It appears the father may have been drinking and under the influence of oxycontin, though authorities have not confirmed this.

He is a Nigerian citizen who is in the U.S. on a green card.

The Associated Press contributed to parts of this report.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Minimum wage hike launches this Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:30:54 GMT
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
    Minimum wage workers across metro Detroit and the rest of the state are getting a small raise this Labor Day.
  • All you need to know: Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    All you need to know: Arts, Beats and Eats 2014

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:28:22 GMT
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
    Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions this Labor Day weekend.
  • VP Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Labor Day

    VP Joe Biden speaking in Detroit on Labor Day

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:19:13 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Detroit on Labor Day for the second time in three years.
    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to be in Detroit on Labor Day for the second time in three years.
Powered by WorldNow

KSAZ-TV & KUTP
511 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: (602) 257-1234
Fax: (602) 262-0177

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices