UPDATED Police: 3-Year-Old Left in Car While Mom Went Shopping
Child found with windows cracked on 90-degree day.
UPDATED 11:10 a.m. May 25: Kendall Marlowe, spokesman with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services said the agency is investigating a case of child neglect regarding this incident. He said the child and other children are in the care of other family members. DCFS investigated another unfounded case of child neglect regarding Ackley from 2011, Marlowe said.
An Oswego woman has been charged with endangering the life of a child after police said she left a 3-year-old in her car while shopping at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to Oswego police, Deanne Ackley, 45, 402 Fayette Drive, went shopping in the 500 block of Fifth Street and was gone for at least 25 minutes. When police arrived on the scene they found the windows to the car cracked, the doors unlocked and the child screaming. Temperatures Thursday hit the 90 degree mark, and the car was very warm, police said.
The Department of Children and Family Services was contacted, police said.
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