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Firefighters transported the toddler nearby to meet with an ambulance.

UPDATE 6 P.M. Friday

KSP Detective James Royal received preliminary autopsy report from the State Medical Examiners on Friday. The preliminary autopsy findings for the cause of death were consistent with hyperthermia.

No foul play is suspected.

Post 11 London KSP Detective James Royal is continuing the investigation.

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CORBIN — First responders found a 2-year-old girl unresponsive in the backseat of a vehicle on Thursday afternoon after a call was made saying the child was missing. The child was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Aubrey Rose, 2, of Corbin had reportedly been last seen at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, according to scanner traffic after dispatch received the call about the missing child at 2:04 p.m. The scanner traffic also noted the child was only wearing a diaper.

Whitley County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the residence on Leona Wyatt Road in Corbin at that time.

Corbin Fire Department got a call for a mutual aid call to assist on the lost child on Leona Wyatt Road in Corbin because there was an ATV accident in Whitley County that was going on at the same time that multiple county agencies were responding to. 

“We were going to do a ground search. The Corbin Police Department was there to help as well,” Jack Partin, Battalion Chief with the Corbin Fire Department.

Deputies and Corbin Police Department officers located the toddler in the backseat of a vehicle, got the infant out of the car and began CPR.

Partin said he arrived on the scene shortly after law enforcement began CPR and he took over CPR on the toddler. 

Firefighters transported her to an ambulance that met them nearby and Partin rode with the child to the hospital. 

Partin who has children of his own and friends with children the age of the infant said this hits home for him. 

“It’s a bad deal for everyone involved,” Partin said. “I suspect a pretty heavy investigation.”

Multiple agencies responded to the scene. Kentucky State Police is conducting the death investigation, after being called to the scene at 2:32 p.m.

The body was going to be sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy which will be conducted Friday. The cause, and time of death are pending the autopsy results.

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6:17 P.M. UPDATE:

Kentucky State Police is conducting a death investigation after a 2-year-old was located unresponsive in a vehicle at a residence on Leona Wyatt Road in Corbin on Thursday.

Aubrey Rose, 2, of Corbin was pronounced dead after being transported to Baptist Health Corbin.

The child had been reported missing at 2:04 p.m. and Whitley County Sheriff's Office had been dispatched at that time.

Deputies and Corbin Police Department arrived on scene and conducted a search of the property, locating Rose unresponsive in the vehicle.

The body will be sent to the State Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy which will be conducted Friday. The cause, and time of death are pending the autopsy results.

KSP was called to the scene at 2:32 p.m.

— Original story at 5:28 p.m. —

CORBIN — First responders found a 2-year-old girl unresponsive in the backseat of a vehicle on Thursday afternoon after a call was made saying the child was missing. Authorities say the child was later pronounced dead.

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley and Kentucky State Police detectives were both beginning to investigate as of 5 p.m. Thursday.

According to scanner traffic, the toddler, who was only wearing a diaper, had been last seen at 7:30 a.m. Thursday and dispatch received the call around 2 p.m. saying she was missing.

Corbin Fire Department got a call for a mutual aid call to assist on the lost child on Leona Wyatt Road in Corbin because there was an ATV accident in Whitley County that was going on at the same time that multiple county agencies were responding to. 

“We were going to do a ground search. The Corbin Police Department was there to help as well,” Jack Partin, Battalion Chief with the Corbin Fire Department, told The Times-Tribune.

Law enforcement located the toddler in the backseat of a vehicle, got the infant out of the car and began CPR, Partin said. 

Partin said he arrived on the scene shortly after law enforcement began CPR and he took over CPR on the toddler. 

Firefighters transported her to an ambulance that met them nearby and Partin rode with the child to the hospital. 

Partin who has children of his own and friends with children the age of the infant said this hits home for him. 

“It’s a bad deal for everyone involved,” Partin said. “I suspect a pretty heavy investigation.”

Multiple agencies responded to the scene.

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