Rockledge Police Arrest Father In Infant Daughter’s Death

By  //  June 21, 2014

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9-month-old girl left in vehicle for hours

UPDATE: June 20, 2014, 12 Noon

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – Rockledge police arrested Steven Lillie in connection with the death of his 9-month-old daughter who died in his pickup truck on Monday at 566 Barton Boulevard in Rockledge. (Map above)

Rockledge police arrested Steven Lillie in connection with the death of his 9-month-old daughter. (BCSO image)

Rockledge police arrested Steven Lillie in connection with the death of his 9-month-old daughter. (BCSO image)

Police arrested Lillie today and charged him with aggravated manslaughter. According to Rockledge Police Lt. Donna Seyferth, Lillie, 31, of Cocoa forgot that the infant was strapped into her seat and left her in the vehicle for several hours while he was at work.

Lillie was been booked into the Brevard County Detention Center.

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ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA — Rockledge police continue to investigate the death of a 9-month-old girl who died in a pickup truck on Monday at 566 Barton Boulevard in Rockledge.

A makeshift memorial was made for the infant who died inside her father's truck while he was inside at work. Rockledge Police is investigating the incident. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

A makeshift memorial was made for the infant who died inside her father’s truck while he was inside at work. The Rockledge Police Department is investigating the incident. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)

According to Rockledge Police Lt. Donna Seyferth, the child’s father, Steven Lillie, 31, of Cocoa forgot that the infant was strapped into her seat and left her in the vehicle for several hours while he was at work. An emergency call was made at 4:45 p.m, and coworkers claim Lillie screamed after he opened the door to discover his unresponsive child.

Resuscitation efforts were made as the victim was transported to Wuesthoff Hospital, but the child was pronounced dead at the hospital. Thus far, no charges of criminal negligence have been filed, while the investigation continues as the father grieves.

“It’s still a very active investigation,” Seyferth said .  “The father claims there was a disruption in his routine. He got to work and thought he had dropped the baby off.  Sadly, he didn’t realize what he had done until hours later.”

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