RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating after a toddler died while inside a hot car in Connecticut earlier this week.

According to police in Ridgefield, Conn., the father of 15-month-old Benjamin Seitz was supposed to drop the little boy off at day care on Monday, but went to work and left his son in the parked car instead, WCBS 880’s Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported Wednesday.

Captain Jeff Kreitz said the baby had been left inside the car for an extended period of time, but would not elaborate on just how long it had been.

It was apparently the father who later discovered the boy and drove him to the hospital, Schneidau reported.

Temperatures were near 90 degrees in Connecticut on Monday.

Police said they are waiting on the official cause of death from the state Medical Examiner’s Office. The investigation is ongoing.

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