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Ridgefield Woman Says She Forgives Husband Who Forgot Son In Hot Car

A memorial service was held at Jesse Lee Memorial Church in Ridgefield for a 15-month-old who died in a hot car. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File Photo
The mother of Benjamin Jacob Seitz, the 15-month-old who died after being left in a car in this parking lot, says she has forgiven her husband. Photo Credit: Daily Voice

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Ridgefield woman whose son died after her husband forgot him in a hot car said she has forgiven her spouse, according to a story at the Seattle Pilot website.  

Kyle Seitz, who worked at 38A Grove St. in Ridgefield, was supposed to drop his 15-month-old son Benjamin Jacob Seitz off at day care on July 7 before work. But he went to his Ridgefield office and forgot his son in the car. 

Authorities are not sure how long Benjamin was left in the vehicle, but temperatures soared to over 90 degrees in the area on the day he died. 

At the end of his work day, Kyle Seitz saw his son in the car and drove directly to Danbury Hospital, where the boy was declared dead, police said. 

The investigation into infant's death is ongoing. The state's Chief Medical Examiner said the cause of death could take six to eight weeks to determine.

Lindsey Rogers-Seitz, who also has two daughters with Kyle Seitz, says that the whole family is grieving together, the Seattle Pilot reported. She also gave an interview to Hearst Connecticut Media and described her son as loving nature and said he was just learning to talk. 

Rogers-Seitz said she gave the interviews because because Thursday is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day.

The State Police Western Connecticut Major Crime Squad and the state attorney’s office in Danbury are assisting in the investigation of the boy's death.

Click here to read the full article at the Seattle Pilot. 

Click here to read the full interview with Hearst. 

Read more about the incident here and here in the Daily Voice

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