1. ‘My baby.’ Mum left baby boy in care of family when he died in hot car.
Friends of the mother whose toddler died after being left in a car in Sydney’s west have described her as “heartbroken”.
According to The Daily Telegraph, twenty-two-month-old Jone was found unresponsive inside a car at the front of a Chester Hill home on Sunday afternoon.
Paramedics were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Locals say the child’s mother, Samantha Rowlands, could be heard screaming when she returned home to find her son. It’s believed Jone, said to be a twin and the youngest of six children, was left in the care of family while his mother was out.
On Monday, Samantha uploaded a photograph of her son to Facebook with the caption “my baby”.
“Rest In Peace beautiful angel we love u,” one woman replied.
Detectives were told the child was found inside a car at the front of the residence by family members after he couldn’t be located inside the home.
The family released a statement saying: “We are all in shock and devastated with the loss of such a gorgeous, happy little boy. We are all just trying to support Sam the best we can.”
An aunt told 9News she was heartbroken by his death.
“Sam is a good mum, she loves her kids… Heartbroken, I just can’t believe this has happened,” she said.