Infant Death at 5201 Vinett Avenue

October 13, 2008 - The death of an infant found at 5201 Vinett Avenue about 1:30 p.m. on Friday (Oct. 10) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

Lily Marie Vergara, 7 months of age, was found unresponsive and was transported to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Odom and Officer J. Coffelt reported:

Baby Lily was placed in a car seat in the back of her grandfather’s car. The grandfather then drove the infant’s mother to work then was supposed to drop off baby Lily at the babysitter before going to work at Rucker Elementary School. The grandfather forgot to drop off Lily, drove to work, parked his car in the parking lot and left the infant in the car. At lunch time, the grandfather went out to his car, found baby Lily unresponsive and called HFD personnel.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Inc. #150079208

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