Toddler found dead in car

Friday, July 5, 2013 - 7:53pm

Sharia, a 3 year old girl, was found dead inside her mother's car in Shreveport's Ingleside neighborhood Friday afternoon.

The girl's mother, Krystal Balefosse, called police around 4:30, after finding her daughter dead inside the car. When Shreveport Police arrived at the house in the 3000 block of DeSoto Street, they confirmed that the toddler was dead.

Shreveport Police interviewed Balefosse inside her home, where she said Sharia was in the car anywhere from 16-18 hours. All 4 windows were rolled up in the car.

Around 6pm, the Caddo Parish Coroner arrived to remove the girl's body from the car. After the van was loaded, the mother tried to see her daughter, but was stopped by police.

Neighbors and family members watched on, many crying and screaming, as police began their investigation into the toddler's death.

This is an ongoing investigation, and will be updated as more information is released.


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