Police: Woman found dead next to car with her toddler inside sleeping in Florida

NEW TAMPA, Fla. — Police say a woman was found dead next to her car in a New Tampa, Florida area neighborhood. A toddler was found sleeping and uninjured in the car.

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In a news release, Tampa Police Department said officers were called to the 10700 block of Pictorial Park Drive by Easton Park subdivision in New Tampa just after 10 p.m. Monday. A woman was reported to be lying on the ground in the area.

When officers arrived, they found a baby in a car seat of a Ford EcoSport SUV and his mother who was reportedly in her 20s, dead next to her car.

Authorities said that the woman had upper body trauma but that the toddler was unharmed.

The toddler is now under the care of a relative, according to WFLA.

Homicide detectives are reportedly investigating the incident. According to WFLA, investigators said that it appeared that the mother didn’t live in the neighborhood where her body was found.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tampa Police Department at 813-231-6130.