OSBI: Geronimo Infant Left In Car Nine Hours Found Dead

Wednesday, September 21st 2016, 7:42 am
By: News On 6

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been called in after a three-month-old baby girl was found dead inside a hot vehicle in Comanche County.

The Geronimo Police Department requested assistance from the OSBI after Mame Neta Attocknie was left in the back seat of a vehicle for at least nine hours Tuesday.  

According to a news release, the infant was in the custody of foster parents.  They said the foster father failed to drop off the child at daycare Tuesday morning after he took his son to school.  

The release goes on to say, the foster father, who works a night shift, went home and then to bed.  After work at approximately 4:30 p.m., the foster mother went to the daycare and discovered Attocknie was not there. 

Police said she called her husband to check on the child.  Minutes before that call, the foster father had sent his teenage son to the local Dollar General in the foster father’s vehicle.  Police went to the store and found the infant still strapped in her car seat.

First responders were called and when medics arrived, they confirmed the baby was dead.

The OSBI said Wednesday morning, after interviewing foster family members, no one has been arrested in connection with the infant's death.