Lafayette coroner: Toddler left in vehicle died from heatstroke, mother arrested

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LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KLFY)- UPDATE: The Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office has confirmed that 2-year-old Ryatt Hensley died from heatstroke.

He was found inside a vehicle Sunday afternoon.

The investigation is ongoing.  

ORIGINAL: The mother of a toddler found deceased inside a car Sunday afternoon in Lafayette parish has been arrested.

According to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, 27-year-old Natalie Broussard was arrested Monday and is being held with no bond in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

Just after 1:50 p.m. Sunday, detectives were called out to the 6900 block of Cameron Street in reference to a dead 2-year-old child.

Following an investigation, Broussard was charged with negligent homicide.

The child has not been identified, and the cause of death has not been released.

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