Re-googling the story, apparently they believe she had been sleeping.
Girl, 14, Dies After Being Trapped In Hot Car With Faulty Locks At School
14-year-old Graciela Martinez was found dead in her
brother’s car on Sept. 11 after being locked in the hot vehicle all day
outside of Madera South High School in California. The teen overheated in the car, which had faulty locks and a non-functioning horn.
Graciela’s brother explained that he left her in the car when he went
to his first at 6:40 a.m. because her first class was not until 7:40
a.m. Investigators believe that she was sleeping in the car when her
brother left. She had no cell phone, water, or food with her in the car.
The heat inside the car rose to upwards of 130 degrees, which
investigators believe was the cause of the girl’s death. Medical
examiners are still working to determine whether or not she had any
other medical conditions that would have caused her death, and an
autopsy is underway. She was found covered in sweat in the car by her
brother and sister.
Investigators found that there could be a problem with the car’s
locks that would have prevented the girl from opening them from the
inside, reported ABC 30. They also found that the car’s horn would not work if there were no keys in the ignition.
The teen’s friends and family described her as “reserved,” and
worried that she may have waited for help rather than make big efforts
to flag someone down or get out.
“There does not appear to be anything criminal in nature at this
stage of the investigation,” Police Detective Sgt. Robert Salas said.
Edited by Random Thoughts - Sep 24 2013 at 12:38pm