15 month-old’s hot car death ruled a homicide

Benjamin Seitz died in July 7 incident in Ridgefield, Conn.

15-month-old Benjamin Seitz of Ridgefield died July 7, 2014, after he was left in a hot car in a parking lot. Image courtesy: WTNH
15-month-old Benjamin Seitz of Ridgefield died July 7, 2014, after he was left in a hot car in a parking lot. Image courtesy: WTNH

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (WWLP-WTNH) – The death of a 15 month-old boy left inside a hot car has been ruled a homicide by the Connecticut medical examiner’s office. Our sister station WTNH-TV reports that the M.E. ruled Benjamin Seitz’s cause of death as “hyperthermia due to environmental exposure.” He told the station that the manner of the boy’s death was a homicide.

Seitz died on July 7, when his father, Kyle Seitz, left the boy inside a car outside his workplace in Ridgefield. He drove the child to Danbury Hospital, but he did not survive. Ridgefield Police told WTNH that they were aware of the autopsy report, but did not release additional information.

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