Toledo woman charged with involuntary manslaughter after leaving four-month-old in car

Published: Aug. 16, 2023 at 10:32 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2023 at 10:19 AM EDT
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WILLISTON, Ohio (WTVG) - A Toledo woman was arrested in Ottawa County Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly left a child in a car for several hours.

According to a press release from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office, the office received a call from a Williston business around 2:40 p.m. regarding an unresponsive child. Deputies with the sheriff’s office along with the Allen-Clay joint district responded and discovered a four-month-old unresponsive.

The child was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital where the child was declared dead.

The Lucas County Coroner’s Office said the baby was discovered unresponsive inside the car outside of her mother’s place of employment. The address listed is that of Luther Home of Mercy.

The coroner said an autopsy found signs of hyperthermia, though more test are pending and the circumstances of the death are still being investigated.

Naiya Parker of Toledo was charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree endangering children after it was determined she knowingly left the child in the vehicle for several hours.

Parker’s bond was set at $750,000 for the manslaughter charge and $250,000 for the endangerment charge.

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