Florida woman leaves toddler in vehicle overnight after making trip to liquor store

Posted at 6:17 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 06:17:30-04

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman left a 3-year-old girl in a vehicle overnight, where she was overheated and drifted in and out of consciousness.

A Seminole County Sheriff’s Office news release says investigators learned 33-year-old Casey Dyan Keller traveled to a liquor store Saturday night with three children, returned home but left the 3-year-old in the car.

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Authorities tell news outlets Keller realized the child wasn’t in the apartment Sunday morning and called 911 to report the vehicle missing with the toddler inside.

Deputies responded to Vista Haven Apartments and found the girl inside the vehicle with the windows up.

Authorities say the child is in critical but stable condition at a hospital.

Keller was charged with child neglect with great bodily harm. It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.

Casey Dyan Keller