Longview man arrested after child found dead in car

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Police say an East Texas toddler is dead after being left inside a hot SUV.

Officers were called to the Flamingo Mobile Home Park on Pine Tree Road in Longview just after 1 p.m. Friday.

They say the 2-year-old girl was found unconscious inside a car in her family's driveway. Police say the girl had been in car since 8:15 Friday morning. Police say she was by a 13-year-old sibling.

"It's really disturbing to know that we were over here, washing our cars and just living regular while she was sitting in the suburban not knowing," said Angela Shaw, a neighbor.

"When they called 9-1-1 they were able to know, through the noise and the demeanor of the person calling, that something terribly was wrong," said officer Kevin Brownlee, with Longview Police.

The child's father, Gabriel Mata Bocanegra, 41, is now being held on a charge of injury to a child, a second degree felony.