The toddler was left in the auto outside a daycare for five hours, deputies said.
Investigators say a child has died after being left in a hot auto all day outside a Brandon shopping center on Tuesday. The little boy died at the hospital.
Silva-Tello arrived for work at Best Friends for Kidz, a Christian-based childcare and learning center located in the shopping plaza, on Tuesday at around 9:30 a.m. with Jacob in the auto, according to the sheriff's office, which also noted that she went into work and left the little boy unattended in the vehicle.
Fiorella Vanessa Silva-Tello, Manchengo's 21-year-old half-sister, arrived for work at the BFF Kidz Child Care Center at 733 West Lumsden Road with Jacob in the back of the SUV she was driving, a police report noted. She found him unresponsive about 2:30 p.m. Silva-Tello took the child from the vehicle and carried him to a dialysis center in the shopping center where first aid was given, deputies said. Medical personnel inside the facility attempted to render aid until fire rescue arrived.
Deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office told Bay News 9 the boy, Jacob Manchego, 2, was "left in a hot SUV between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m".
"We are keeping Jacobs's family in our prayers". Authorities were speaking to the 21-year-old woman as well as other witnesses. "Jacob was not in our care on this day so there is nothing we could change to fix this tragedy". The Sheriff's Office has not released the names of the boy's parents.
Sheriff's Office spokesman Larry McKinnon declined to provide information about what detectives have learned about Silva-Tello's daily routine, how often she brought the boy to her workplace or whether he was enrolled there. Investigators will be reviewing prior history of the child, including all calls for service made to his home.
"That's all being examined right now and we're not going to leave any stone unturned", he said.