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Tragic death of 15-month-old toddler left in car, ruled homicide

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CONNECTICUT – The death of a young boy in a hot car last month in Ridgefield, Connecticut has been ruled a homicide.

On her website his mother says to smile; laugh; love was the gift of Ben.

15-month-old Benjamin Seitz died in a hot car.

Ridgefield police say his father forgot him in the backseat of his car when he went to work.

Today, Benjamin’s death was ruled a homicide.

The medical examiner says Benjamin Seitz died from hyperthermia due to environmental exposure.

Now, with the autopsy complete, detectives met with the state’s attorney in Danbury to see if charges will be filed.

In the meantime, Benjamin’s life lives on his mother’s website.

She wants to prevent this from happening to another family.