BOSSIER CITY, La. – Twin toddlers died after they were found unresponsive in a pickup truck outside of their home.
The Bossier City Police Department says a 3-year-old boy and girl died from heat exhaustion after they were found in the truck on Saturday afternoon.
“Neighbors tell police the children’s mother, who was home at the time, had contacted them saying she was looking for the children,” a statement from the police department read.
Rhonda Matthews, the victims’ next-door neighbor, says the children’s mother asked her to help look for the twins, saying she fell asleep and awoke to find the door “wide open.”
The victims’ father was identified as a deputy with the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office.
“We are saddened by the tragic loss suffered by the Orr family, and our hearts are heavy. This is a very difficult time, but it’s even more so, as they are a part of our Bossier Sheriff’s Office family. Please keep Deputy Travis Orr and his family in your thoughts and prayers,” a statement from Sheriff Julian Whittington read.
No arrests were made in the case.