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.
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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