The temperature inside the car involved in the baby’s death could have exceeded 130 degrees

NEW PHILADELPHIA – A child who died after being left inside a car Thursday for about five hours would have been exposed to temperatures well above 100 degrees, according to a California meteorologist.

“With an outside air temperature of about 84 degrees, the inside air temperature of the car could exceed 130 degrees,” Jan Null, assistant professor of meteorology at San Jose State University, told the Times-Reporter. “Objects or a person inside the car in direct sunlight would be significantly warmer.”

The car was located in the 500 block of Ashwood Lane NW, an alley behind the strip of commercial buildings facing W. High Avenue.

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Police have charged Landon S. Parrott with murder in connection with the death of Kyler Phillip Allen Parrott’s 14-month-old son. The 19-year-old is also charged with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of child endangerment.

The Tuscarawas County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death.

Kyler is described in his obituary as a “beloved mama’s boy who will be deeply missed by his mother” Vanessa Marie Fraser Parrott, as well as his grandparents, Casey and Trevor Neering, Lacy and Beau Mize, Karen and Marty Bloom and Jolene Markwell . ; great-grandmother, Dollina Wear; great-grandfather, Phillip Markwell, Jr. godfather, Zane Newton-Rummel; and aunt, Victoria Fraser.

“He will be remembered for his sweet disposition and gentle way with animals, even at such a young age, and for his enthusiasm for his best friend Mickey Mouse,” said the death notice released by RK Funeral Home. Lindsey of Denison. handling arrangements.

A private family service is planned with public services to be held at a future date.

Police Chief Michael Goodwin said the boy was left unattended in a car while the temperature outside was 87 degrees.

If Kyler is found to have died from excessive heat, it would be the 22nd pediatric heat stroke death in vehicles nationwide and the first in Ohio this year, according to Null. Last year, there were a total of 23 such deaths in the U.S. ( and one in Ohio, according to Null, who studies the issue. It would be the 22nd pediatric vehicular heatstroke death in Ohio since 1998. (

Police were called at 2 a.m. Thursday by Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital after Parrott took his unresponsive child to the emergency room.

“During the initial investigation, detectives found inconsistent information provided by the father,” Goodwin wrote on his department’s Facebook page. “As the investigation continued and evidence was gathered, the father was confronted with the new evidence and confessed to detectives what had happened to his son.

“During the interview it appears that it was not a matter of forgetting the child, but a deliberate act so that the child would not be a nuisance while at home,” Goodwin wrote.

Parrott is being held in the Tuscarawas County Jail on $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Thursday in New Philadelphia Municipal Court.

Null’s research was originally published in the journal Pediatrics ( ) and is kept up to date online at

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