New details reveal that Justin Ross Harris, the father who left his toddler son in a hot car on June 18, checked on his son several hours before “discovering” his lifeless body in the backseat of his truck. Awful.
Disturbing new details about the day Justin Ross Harris, 33, claims he “forgot” that his 22-month-old son was in the car have been revealed. A new report claims that not only did Justin know his son was in the car, but that he occasionally looked inside his car to check on his son throughout the day before allegedly “pretending” to find his son dead in the backseat.
Justin Ross Harris: Details About Toddler Son’s Death Finally Revealed
Shortly after Cobb County Police in Georgia revealed that there were suspicious details surrounding the death of Justin’s toddler son, those disturbing details have been released.
In an arrest warrant released by investigators, police claim they have reason to believe Justin not only returned to his car several hours before “finding” his son’s lifeless body on June 18, but he even opened the driver’s side door, reports CNN.
Could Justin have really left his son in the backseat intentionally? An eyewitness claims that he seemed to be “acting” when he “discovered” his son’s lifeless body during his drive home from work.
“I know he had lost his baby but he was acting up more than he should have been. It seemed like acting to me. When he pulled in and people started asking him what had happened, he said that the baby had just started choking,” witness Edward Cockerham, 49, told the Daily Mail.
Edward also claims he saw the baby boy’s body after Justin pulled him out of the car, and that it was clear the child was not choking as his father claim.
“[...] the baby didn’t look like it had been choking, it looked like it had been sweating, like it had been in a swimming pool, his hair was all wet.”
The same report also claims that the Akers Mill Square parking lot Justin pulled into after “discovering” his son’s body is actually a ten minute drive from where he works, a corporate Home Depot office.
HollywoodLife.com mapped out directions on Google and found that it is, in fact, seven minutes door-to-door — without traffic.
Justin was charged with murder and child cruelty, and on June 20 he was brought into Cobb County Police Department’s custody where he would reportedly await a transfer to Brevard County Jail.
– Lauren Cox