RUSSELLVILLE, AL (AP) - Franklin County authorities say a 4-year-old boy who had been reported missing was found inside his family's parked car and died from hypothermia.
Sheriff Larry Plott said the boy, William Dylen Mahaffey, was found Sunday afternoon in the backseat floorboard of a car parked at the family's residence in the Waco community east of Russellville.
Plott says a preliminary autopsy revealed the child died from the extreme heat.
Temperature reached 95 degrees that day, and experts say the temperature inside an enclosed vehicle could have reached 150 degrees.
Plott said a sheriff's deputy found the boy in the car about 10 minutes after arriving. He says there's no evidence of foul play.
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