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A toddler in Orlando, Florida died Tuesday after being left behind in a hot day care van for nearly 12 hours, according to The Washington Post.

"I just want justice for my baby", said mother Chiel Banks, as mourners gathered outside the Little Miracles Academy, where Hill's body was found Monday night on the floor of a transport vehicle. His grandmother called police when he didn't return home by 8 p.m. Temperatures in Orlando on Monday hovered in the low 90s, with a heat index eclipsing triple digits. Mina said it was still unclear why Myles was taken to the wrong location, but said the driver "did admit to not doing a head count" when the children were taken off the van at around 9 a.m.

The boy's grandmother called 911 Monday evening when Myles was not dropped off at home, Mina said.

Criminal charges are pending against the driver, who admitted she didn't do a headcount when the van full of children arrived, Orlando Police Chief John Mina said Tuesday.

The state's Department of Children and Families is now "pursuing every legal option available" to shut both facilities down, department secretary Mike Carroll told the Sentinel. 'I'm numb. I don't know how to feel'. Following her call, Little Miracles employees checked the van, found Myles inside and called the police.

They later determined that the boy was dead, an officer said during a press conference.

"... When he was little, he would say, like, 'Oh, mommy, that's the sky, ' like he knew everything".

At least 31 other children in the USA, including four in Florida, have died after being left in hot cars this year, WKMG-tv reports. In July, records show the daycare was noted as being in non-compliance for failing to include the following information in their transportation log: "destination time, arrival time, destination location and departure location".

Flowers create a makeshift memorial August 8, 2017, in Orlando, in front of a day-care center where a toddler was found dead. Thornton's lawyer said she could not answer whether any changes were made at the facility after the violations were flagged.


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