North Richland Hills police believe the death of a 20-month-old toddler last week may have been heat-related.
Police said the child, Aurora Hollingsworth, was found dead in a car on April 22 that had been traveling in the 7500 block of Bursey Road.
The child had been in a child restraint in the back seat of the car when someone in the car noticed something wrong with the toddler. The driver pulled over to check on the child and decided to call 911 when the child remained unresponsive.
The investigation into the child’s death remains ongoing and police have not filed criminal charges. Everyone inside the car has been cooperative with the investigation, police said.
Police and the victim’s family are not saying who that adult is who was driving.
North Richland Hills police, with the assistance of the Medical Examiner's Office and Texas Rangers, are the agencies investigating the child’s death.
The high temperature the day Hollingsworth died was 83 degrees.
Hollingsworth was the center of attention in her family's house.
“She was beautiful,” said Hollingsworth’s mom, Linda. “She was everything to me, and I know she's with Jesus.”
Linda says she was at work when her daughter died. She moved her four children from southern California to North Richland Hills in October 2013 to give them a better life.
Now, she's trying to stay strong for them.
“She had family that loved her,” said Linda. “Everyone who knew her loved her. She had two older brothers and an older sister, who miss her greatly.”
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