Being a mother is something special, but it also requires to pay a lot of time an effort into looking over the children especially when they are toddlers. But this hasn’t been the case with this young mother who left her 2-year-old boy in a hot car for several hours and they boy died of heatstroke.
According to police, this is one of those cases that no one really wants to work on, being categorized as the most disturbing type of cases for the authorities.
The incident happened back in September 2020 in Louisiana when the suspect, now 27-year-old and identified as Natalie B., left her 2-year-old boy in a hot car for several hours and the boy died of heatstroke. When she got back to the car and saw the boy is dead, she fled the scene and never returned back.
The police were dispatched at the scene several hours after the suspect left the scene. The said deputies responded following a 911 call in regards to an unresponsive child in a car. When they arrived at the scene, the little boy was already dead.
The investigation showed that the boy was the 2-year-old Ryatt H. and investigators easily connected the dots and found the boy’s mother as the main suspect in the case. The investigation additionally revealed the fact that the mother left the boy and fled the scene as soon as she discovered the dead body.
Police never revealed if the boy was left in the car on purpose or not. The also didn’t reveal where was the mother in meantime, while the boy was locked in the backseat of the car.
Police were looking for Natalie ever since the incident, but they were not able to locate her. The suspect was initially charged with negligent homicide, but the grand jury indicted her in July 2021 and she now faces upgraded charges. According to latest information, she is charged with second-degree murder.
Natalie was finally arrested and jailed two weeks ago. The sheriff’s office didn’t provide additional details regarding where Broussard was found or information about the arrest.
The number of children who die locked in a hot car is increasing in the last couple of years and that is devastating fact. According to No Heat Stroke, Ryatt was the 23rd of 25 children who died in a hot car in 2020. In 2019, 52 children died of vehicular heatstroke.