Funeral set for boy, 3, found in hot car in Moraine

Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 @ 11:46 PM
Updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 11:36 AM

Child dies after being found in hot car in Moraine

UPDATE @ 11:33 a.m. (July 13)

Funeral arrangements for Camilio Juarez have been made with Swart & Wolfe Funeral Home.

His family will receive friends at the Dryden Road Pentecostal Church, 3201 Dryden Road, Moraine, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14.

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The funeral service will be officiated by Rev. Bennie Sutherland at the Dryden Road Pentecostal Church at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 15. The burial will take place at Dayton National Cemetery.

Camilio is survived by his father Scott Juarez, his mother Kelsie Fleming, two brothers Cristiano and Jackson, two sisters Skylar and Jillian, and other extended family members.

The Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said toxicology samples have been sent away for testing. The office will not make any determinations about his cause of death until those results are received in about six weeks.

EARLIER REPORT

An autopsy for 3-year-old Camilo Juarez, who was found in a car Wednesday evening parked at a relative’s home in Moraine, is scheduled to be performed Saturday.

Moraine police Sgt. Jon Spencer confirmed Friday afternoon that Camilo died at Dayton Children’s Hospital at 3 p.m. No one has been charged in the incident, he said, but the investigative information will be presented to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office as a matter of procedure.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the address where the child was found.

A family member found Camilo in the car, which was inoperable and parked in the driveway of a relative’s home in the 2800 block of Holman Avenue. Camilo lives nearby in Moraine, Spencer said Friday afternoon. The child was found in the midst of a search involving about 100 people, including relatives, friends, police and immediate neighbors.

Police officials said Camilo’s family used a social media app and a neighborhood watch Facebook page to organize search parties.

According to a 9-1-1 recording released Friday, the boy’s father called about 6:59 p.m. to report that he believed his child was missing. A post to the Facebook neighborhood watch page, announcing that Camilo had been found, was published about 7:35 p.m.

How long the child was in the car has not been established.

The Dayton-area temperature Wednesday evening was 85 degrees and the heat index made it “feel like” 91 degrees outside, according to National Weather Service climate data.

Though the cause and manner of death not yet established by the coroner’s office, noheatstroke.org, a service operated out of San Jose State University that tracks heatstroke deaths and how hot vehicles can get, reported that Camilo is the first pediatric heatstroke death in Ohio this year.

Jessica Saunders, director of Dayton Children’s Hospital’s Center for Child Health and Wellness, has said that even in mild weather, the temperature inside a car can rise 20 degrees in as little as 10 minutes and that a child’s body heats three to five times faster than an adult’s body.

As of late May, Dayton Children’s reported that eight children across the country had died after being trapped in hot cars.

Dayton Children’s and Safe Kids Greater Dayton advise people to remember to ACT:

* A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. Make sure you keep your car locked when you’re not in it, so children don’t get in on their own

* C: Create reminders by putting something on the backseat of your car next to your child, such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine

* T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 9-1-1.

Spencer said no Amber Alert was issued as it was believed that Camilo was still in the area.

According to amberalert.gov, Amber Alerts are activated in the most serious child-abduction cases, the goal being to “galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child.” Alerts are activated when a law enforcement agency believes a child is in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death.

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