Police: 8-month-old boy found dead was left in SUV for hours

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MACEDONIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 8-month-old baby boy was found dead in the parking lot of a northeast Ohio Wal-Mart after being left in a vehicle for hours.

Investigators say a man taking several children to day care Wednesday morning apparently forgot the baby in the third row of a sport utility vehicle, and the child’s grandmother didn’t realize he was still there when she drove the SUV to work at the Macedonia Wal-Mart around 11 a.m.

Investigators say she found the unresponsive boy after being notified that he hadn’t returned from daycare. Police were called around 5:30 p.m.

The medical examiner’s office identified the boy as Jayce Markell Benjamin from Garfield Heights.

Police don’t believe he was intentionally harmed. An autopsy was scheduled Thursday.

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