10 August, 2017
Orlando Police officials say they don't know how long the child was in the van.
Temperatures in Orlando reached a high of 94 degrees on Monday, The Associated Press reported, though the temperature inside the vehicle could have easily been much higher.
"He had to lose his life because of someone's neglect". When the van arrived at the destination, Myles never got out and spent the remainder of the day in the unused vehicle.
The driver of the van, who has not been identified by police, said she didn't realize Myles, who would have turned 4 later this month, was still in the vehicle after picking him and other children up for delivery to another daycare location.
Police responded to a report of possible child neglect at Little Miracles Academy around 8:30 p.m.
The owner of a day care center where a young child was found dead inside a van made an emotional apology Wednesday.
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Myles' aunt, Barbara Livingston, rushed to the facility where she found out the tot was dead. It was unclear whether the employee locked the van after using it.
On Tuesday night, Myles's family members, friends and neighbours gathered around a makeshift memorial that had been created for the boy outside the daycare centre.
Sheri Blanton with the Orange County Medical Examiner's office said that they are not permitted to release any information due to an active criminal investigation.
"We know her; we went to school together". Thornton's lawyer said she could not answer whether any changes were made at the facility after the violations were flagged. Four other children have already died in hot cars in Florida in 2017, according to the site. Data shows since 1998, 732 children have died that way. "My baby is 3 years old".
Panfilova was sentenced to 22 months in jail. The Florida Department of Children and Families are also conducting their own separate investigation into the incident.
Little Miracles Academy was cited in a July 11 inspection for failing to log when children arrived and left, as well as where they headed, a report from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) shows.