SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. — Seminole County Sheriff’s Office deputies say they’re questioning the mother of a 1-year-old girl found dead in the back of a vehicle.

  • 1-year-old girl found dead in vehicle at gas station
  • Deputies say mother reportedly forgot infant was in car
  • Investigator still working to establish timeline of events
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Friday evening, deputies say they responded to reports of a possible child left in a car at Wawa gas station in the 4600 block of State Road 46

According to the Sheriff's Office's public information officer, the infant was found dead in a vehicle parked at a gas pump when her mother -- who was driving the vehicle -- stopped to get gas.

Detectives say they’re questioning the mother of the child, who they say went to work Friday morning and reportedly forgot the infant was in the vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office says it could take some time to determine the circumstances surrounding the child’s death. They're still working to establish a timeline of events.

The identity of the mother and infant have not been released.

The investigation is active and ongoing.