AKRON, Ohio– The toddler who died after being found outside in the cold on Friday has been identified.
The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office said the victim is 2-year-old Wynter Parker.
Akron police said the mother left the child with the father while she ran errands. The father, who works nights, fell asleep. The mother returned to find the daughter on the porch of their apartment on Doty Drive in Akron at about 3:30 p.m.
“Obviously, this is still under investigation to see if there is any wrong doing on behalf of the parents,” Lt. Rick Edwards said.
The little girl wasn’t wearing a hat, coat or gloves. She was unresponsive and taken to Akron Children’s Hospital, where she died.
According to the medical examiner’s office, Parker suffered severe hypothermia. The official cause of death has not been determined.
Police will not decide on charges until after the autopsy is complete.
“We need to follow up with neighbors, we need to look at past history. We need to look at the parents to see what their participation or non participation was. We are awaiting results from the medical examiner’s office. So there is a lot to tidy up in this case to find out what actually happened,” Edwards said.