Alexandrea Raven Scott, a 23-year-old California mother was arrested after allegedly leaving her 18-month-old son in a hot car for 10 hours while she 'socialized'
A woman from California is in jail on charges relating to the death of her 18-month-old toddler who was left inside a hot car to die.
Deputies from Mendocino County were called to Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, California, on Wednesday afternoon after the death of a young boy known ass Chergery Teywoh Lew Mays.
The boy was brought to hospital by his mother, Alexandra Raven Scott.
It's believed she had left the child in the car while she went out to visit friends at about 3am and simply left the boy behind in the vehicle.
'It is believed the child was left unattended in the back seat of the vehicle with the windows rolled up for about 10 hours,' Detective Sgt. Andrew Porter with the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said.
By the time the boy was found at around 1pm the temperature was close to 80 degrees outside and more like 130 degrees inside the car.
Police say Alexandrea Raven Scott left her son Chergery Teywoh Lew Mays, pictured, inside of her car around 3am
It is believed the child was left unattended in the back seat of the vehicle with the windows rolled up for about 10 hours on a street near where her friends lives
Scott is believed to have left her child in the car, unattended in the back seat with the windows rolled up for about 10 hours
Scott has been jailed suspicion of willfully causing or permitting a child to suffer great bodily injury or death.
The Centers for Disease Control say that it is never safe to leave children unattended in a car in any weather, even with the window cracked open.
To remember that a child is in the car, they recommend keeping a stuffed animal in the child's car seat on days when they're not, and moving the stuffed animal to the front passenger seat when the child is there as a reminder.
Other suggestions include placing purses or bags in the backseat by the child, or even one shoe so parents are assured to check before leaving the car.
By the time she returned it was 80 degrees outside and 130 inside the car - the child was dead