Twin boy infants are found dead in a vehicle outside a South Carolina daycare


Twin boy infants are found dead in a vehicle outside a South Carolina daycare

  • Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Office were called around 5.30pm to a report of two unresponsive infants, and arrived to find them in a vehicle
  •  EMS pronounced the boys dead on the scene, officials said
  • The vehicle was outside the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy, and police said it was unclear whether the center had any involvement in the deaths
  • The Richland County coroner’s office said the infants were twin boys
  • They are the second and third children to be found dead in a vehicle in the state this year  


Twin boys were found dead inside a vehicle outside South Carolina daycare center Wednesday. 

Deputies from the Richland County Sheriff’s office were called to the scene outside the Sunshine House Early Learning Academy in Blythewood at around 5.30pm eastern time for a report of two unresponsive infants.  

They arrived to find the two children in a vehicle, and EMS pronounced them dead on the scene, the sheriff’s office reported. 

As of Wednesday evening, authorities said it was unclear whether staff at the daycare center had any involvement in the deaths. 

Twin infant boys were found dead in a vehicle outside a daycare center (pictured) in South Carolina on Wednesday 

Police were called to the scene at around 5.30pm for a report of two unresponsive infants. They were pronounced dead on the scene

Police were called to the scene at around 5.30pm for a report of two unresponsive infants. They were pronounced dead on the scene

Officers said the investigation is ongoing. 

The Richland County Coroner told ABC4 that the infants were twin boys. 

Screams and crying could be heard at the scene, the station also reported. 

A cause of death was not released, but the boys were the second and third children to be found dead in vehicles in the state this year, the Post and Courier reported. 

The daycare has a capacity of 159 children, and police said it was unclear whether staff there had any involvement in the children's deaths

The daycare has a capacity of 159 children, and police said it was unclear whether staff there had any involvement in the children’s deaths

The Sunshine house in Blythewood is part of a chain of more than 100 day cares across nine states

The Sunshine house in Blythewood is part of a chain of more than 100 day cares across nine states

In June, Jacob Mutis, 3, died inside a car from heat stroke, according to the outlet.

It was around 83 degrees outside when police were called to the scene, which can cause the interior of a car to reach 117 degrees within 30 minutes, and 126 degrees within an hour. 

The Sunshine House in Blythewood has a capacity for 159 children, the Courier reported, and is part of a chain that runs more than 100 day cares across nine states, with more than 12,000 children.    

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