Boy found dead in hot car was judge’s son

18-month-old boy found dead in a hot vehicle in the US last week was the son of a juvenile court judge. Photo: Arkansas Times
18-month-old boy found dead in a hot vehicle in the US last week was the son of a juvenile court judge. Photo: Arkansas Times

Police say an 18-month-old boy found dead in a hot vehicle in the US last week was the son of a juvenile court judge.

The Hot Springs Police Department it was conducting a criminal investigation.

It says the boy’s death was likely due to “excessive heat.”

The boy’s father is Circuit Judge Wade Naramore.

The boy’s father is Circuit judge Wade Naramore. Photo: Supplied

A statement released on the family’s behalf by a family friend Sunday night called the death a “tragic accident.”

The Hot Springs Sentinel Record reported an official cause of death wouldn’t be released until toxicology reports are ready in a few weeks.

Police Cpl. McCrary Means said Naramore and others have spoken with police about the death.

The local prosecutor has asked to recuse himself.

Naramore is a former Garland County deputy prosecutor.

Source: 7 News

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