Evansville boy who died in hot car outside daycare to be laid to rest Wednesday

Oliver Dill (Photo: Dignity Memorial)
Funeral for Boy Found in Hot Car
Funeral for 3-year-old killed in hot car
Evansville Hot Car Death

EVANSVILLE, ind. (WTHR) — An Evansville boy who died in a hot car outside a daycare will be laid to rest this week.

The child, identified as 3-year-old Oliver Dill, was found still in his car seat just before 2 p.m. local time last Tuesday at the University of Southern Indiana.

According to WFIE, when the parent went to go pick them up, they realized the child was still in the car seat. The boy's father told deputies he forgot to drop his son off at the daycare Tuesday morning, meaning the child was in the car for hours before he was found.

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Authorities say the child did attend the university's children's learning center, which serves children between the ages of 2 and 5.

Temperatures in Evansville were in the mid-to-upper 80s Tuesday.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Police say the investigation is ongoing and it's too early to rule out foul play in the child's death.

In 2018, three children died after being left in hot cars in Indiana.

Funeral services for Oliver Dill will be held Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home. According to his obituary, he loved reading, playing in the sandbox, going to the zoo and spending time with his brother and cousin.