A New Jersey mother has been arrested after her 1-year-old daughter died from being left in hot car for over 2 hours, prosecutors said.
Chaya Shurkin, 25, was arrested on Sunday and is charged with endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.
The case began on May 6, when officers responded to a Lakewood home for a report of a child in distress, prosecutors said.
Shurkin's daughter, who was 21 months old, was left alone in Shurkin's car in the heat for about 2.5 hours, prosecutors said.
The temperature reached 71 degrees in nearby Trenton that day.
The officers arrived on scene and found a neighbor trying to give the baby CPR, prosecutors said. She was taken to a hospital where she died.
"The investigation determined that the act of leaving the child in the car unattended for such a long period of time was the cause and manner of the child's death," Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer said in a statement on Monday.
Chaya Shurkin, 25, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child.