The father of the child, an employee of the aeronautical company Safran, would have forgotten to drop off his baby at the nursery in the morning, before going to work.
“Initial investigations suggest the young child died of suffocation and dehydration“, said the public prosecutor of Pau, Cécile Gensac, in a press release. The mother, noting the absence of her child on Wednesday at the end of the day at the crèche in Assat, a peripheral town of Pau and not far from the place work of the father, had given the alert.
Autopsy scheduled for Friday
Resuscitation attempts by firefighters and a Samu team, immediately transported to the scene, around 5:00 p.m., proved futile. “Nobody had heard the slightest noise, the car park being extended“, specified the prosecutor of Pau.
An autopsy is scheduled for Friday to determine the exact cause of death. A psychological help unit has also been set up for the staff of the Assat crèche, which employs 26 people and welcomes around 80 children.
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