Dead tot was daughter of assistant principal

BATAVIA, Ohio (AP) — The 2-year-old daughter of an assistant school principal was found dead Thursday inside her mother’s sweltering sport-utility vehicle, its windows rolled up, police said.

The girl, Cecilia Slaby, was strapped in a car seat in the rear of the vehicle, which was in the parking lot of Glen Este Middle School near Batavia, about 20 miles east of Cincinnati, police said.

Assistant principal Brenda Nesselroad-Slaby, the girl’s mother, was taken to a hospital, said Clermont County Prosecutor Don White. No charges had been filed.

Investigators were trying to determine what happened, and there is a possibility that the child was left accidentally, White said.

An autopsy was planned to determine the cause of death. Temperatures in the area reached 100 degrees Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Police said they received several 911 calls about 3:15 p.m. from people who spotted the girl in the vehicle. Police did not say who placed the calls.

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