PORTSMOUTH - The owner of a Portsmouth day care center says she's frustrated police have not released much information in the death of an infant found in a parked vehicle.
CEOToni Cacace-Beshears says five-month-old Jeremy Rivera did attend Children's Harbor day care, but she stresses he was not checked in that Friday.
She says she saw the father shortly after he found his child's lifeless body Friday afternoon. She says he was understandably devastated.
The following Monday afternoon, authorities said the man had left his home in Suffolk around 9:30 a.m. and arrived at work around 10:00 a.m. Investigators believe he did not go to the daycare first. They say he left work around 3:00 p.m. and drove to Children's Harbor to pick up his child. He arrived and started to go in when he discovered his child, still in the car seat, in the back seat.
The center, which has been open for 101 years, is making grief counselors available.
'Our hearts go out to this family,' Cacace-Beshears stated.
The commonwealth's attorney says the case is not a criminal matter at this time.
An autopsy is being done to determine what caused Jeremy Rivera's death.