Baby Girl, 11 Months, Dies In Hot Car: Mom Heartbroken Over Fatal Mistake

Mon, August 4, 2014 2:21pm EST by 37 Comments
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Unfortunately, yet another baby has been killed after accidentally being left in a hot car for an extended period of time. In this tragic case, an 11-month-old baby girl died when her mother rushed inside to use the restroom and forgot all about her daughter in the car.

Skyah Suwyn, 11 months old, was left inside her mother’s hot car for several hours before being found. Sadly, by the time Skyah’s mother, April Suwyn, remembered where her daughter was, it was too late. Skyah was the 20th baby killed by being left inside of a hot car in the year 2014 alone. Now, family members have revealed that April is absolutely devastated about her horrible mistake, and has been blaming herself ever since.

Baby Girl Killed After Being Left In Mom’s Hot Car

It is heartbreaking to write yet another story about a baby dying in a hot car.

Just one week before her first birthday, Skyah was accidentally left inside of her mother’s car for several hours, ultimately leading to her death on Friday, Aug. 1 in Hurricane, Utah.

Skyah’s mother, April, had broken her morning routine when she took the baby girl along with her for a morning errand. When they returned, April was forced to park several blocks from her home because of construction. Allegedly forgetting that her daughter was in the car, April got out of her car and rushed home to use the restroom, reports the Daily Mail.

According to April’s sister, Aimee Wright, the mother of three thought that she had laid her baby girl down for a nap. It wasn’t until several hours later when she discovered her daughter’s body in the backseat of her car. Weather reports show it was approximately 90 degrees that day.

Little Skyah was airlifted to Dixie Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead. So sad.

Skyah’s Mom Is Devastated, Continuously Asks ‘What If?’

Of course, it is no surprise to hear that little Skyah’s mother is absolutely heartbroken over the grave mistake that claimed her only daughter’s life.

April’s sister Aimee sat down for an emotional one-on-one interview to defend her sister against the negative reports surrounding her niece’s untimely death.

“It was an accident. If people who are being negative could even see how hard she is on herself,” Aimee told the Deseret News. “If they could see that she keeps saying, ‘If only. If only. If only. I wouldn’t have been out of my routine that day. If only I had gone to the gym.’ She blames it all on herself.”

No criminal charges have been made against April, but the investigation is reportedly ongoing.

Our thoughts go out to Skyah’s family during this difficult time.

– Lauren Cox

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rebecca

Posted at 4:38 PM on August 8, 2014  

Even if you were totally incoherent,a heroin addict or alcoholic you’d still remember that your baby was in the vehicle.No, there’s really just no excuse for a bonehead to do this.Nobody forgets where their baby is.Is incarceration the answer to punish her.Not sure about that one.No doubt this is a heinous thing to do to your own flesh and blood.I’m an adoptee, maybe the answer would be try and have somebody who cares and is more responsible watch your child.

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Anne Stepien

Posted at 10:32 PM on August 8, 2014  

Rebecca, I agree with you that there is no excuse for this kind of behavior. HOWEVER “Even if you were totally incoherent,a heroin addict or alcoholic you’d still remember that your baby was in the vehicle” is completely untrue. Crawl out of your basement room and volunteer with groups dealing with substance abuse problems. I guarantee your eyes would be opened in one afternoon. Also, there are MANY reasons for a person to be “totally incoherent.” It was a LOW BLOW to paint people with many medical conditions with one brush and label them all neglectful and capable of this behavior.

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Karen McDaniels

Posted at 8:51 AM on August 10, 2014  

No dear, the people that forget their babies are mostly drug free/drink free. As a recovering heroin addict I can PROMISE you that I wouldn’t have done this when I was using/drinking. THAT is because if i wanted to get drunk I go a sitter. If I was so high that i’d forget the kids then i would not have even made it out to the car,to leave them in it. Please stop dragging addicts into these horrible instances,when the perpetrator(s)have been stone cold sober/drug free ‘normal’ ‘upstanding’ citizens. One last thing though..meth/ecstacy/ designer drugs CAN cause this from what i’ve read. But then again that info could be as wrong as yours and any others that try to talk about what an addict will do when they have never been one.The old idiom of ‘takes one to know one’ is very true on several different levels.

 
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Don't put your hands on me!

Posted at 12:09 PM on August 10, 2014  

@Rebecca, She probably FORGOT! to do that.

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Anne Stepien

Posted at 10:52 AM on August 7, 2014  

Amazing that these boneheads are allowed to breed and reproduce.

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Shannon

Posted at 1:35 PM on August 6, 2014  

I don’t believe you “forgot” even for a moment. I double check my back seat even when I no I dont have her in the car. If my daughter was in the car and I had to park blocks away due to construction im sorry but if i cant hold it im gonna hide behind the car door and go pee right there. And the comment about “thought she was down for a nap” my daughter is 6 1/2 months old and I still check on her at least every half hour while she’s napping. If you dont want a child and you have one take the baby to a “safe” haven like a hospital and leave them, you can even do it anonymously and they will take care of finding a family. A car death has been compared to a slow burning to death in painfulness. It makes me sick to my stomach to even think about a baby going thru that torture.

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Sunn

Posted at 10:43 AM on August 6, 2014  

This is straight up BS!!! She leaves the baby in the car to use the restroom, and totally forgot about the baby. Seriously?! And she thought that she had put the baby down for a nap and all that severals hours she didn’t bother to check or make double check if she really took the baby to take a nap. This is bull crap. A precious little life was taken. I’m a mother as well and I seem to know very well of a mother bonds to her child especially it it’s the first child. That severals hours she didn’t bother to go check the crib.

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kelly

Posted at 1:51 PM on August 5, 2014  

So she left her kid in a parked car a block away from the house to urinate and what the hell made her forget that her only daughter was in a locked car on a summer day ..she thought kid was sleeping in her crib?? She never thought to make a bottle when the baby got up instead went back to car hours later and if she thought she was sleeping why leave the house she a liar and now they have a facebook page with supporters raising $$ and peopke telling her things will get better and its ok it was an accident. What is wrong with people. Her dog didnt die it was a precious baby and karma always comes back when you least expect. If i had a daughter she woukd be by my side every second and there is no excuse . Is this the new excuse now forgot my kid in a hot boiling car. Very painful death. Sad world we live in getting worst.

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Mat

Posted at 2:06 PM on August 5, 2014  

I was thinking the same thing. it just doesn’t add up. they will find holes in her story. there is definitely something more to this. and I can’t believe people are gullible enough to donate. there are so many loving mothers out there, when they’re public or with others, but behind closed doors, there is something dark inside. I think she is one of them. Sad indeed.

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Ambur

Posted at 1:24 PM on August 5, 2014  

And now she’s asking for donations……

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Damn!

Posted at 1:47 PM on August 5, 2014  

@Ambur, Donations for what?

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Mat

Posted at 11:59 AM on August 5, 2014  

The mother in Alabama was a manicurist and this mother is a manicurist. Hmmm. Maybe it’s the fumes they are breathing. Coincident? Something fishy is going on. And why do the children have such strange names? Hmmm.

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mellissa

Posted at 7:04 AM on August 5, 2014  

So for several hours she did not change the baby’s dipper or feed the child or just check if the baby’s ok….She went to pee and for some reason went on with her life as thought she didn’t have a 11 month old baby…because if she did then she would not have forgotten the child….

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Oceanpebble

Posted at 5:24 AM on August 5, 2014  

What is wrong with some people ? A baby is a human being !! A baby should be the treasure of every mother !!!
Babies are not bags or some “useless stuff” you leave in a car…. You take them along no matter where you go and no matter whether for a short or long time period !!!
Each child you bring to life is unique !!! There’s not going to be a spare part you can replace it with…
The phenomenon is increasing these past few years. Perhaps it’s time for some people to reconsider whether they’re ready to be parents or not !!!
We don’t have children only because everyone can, or other people have !!!
We should decide to give birth to a new life, when we’re absolutelly certain that we’re able to commit ourselves to our children, as we should !!!
Provide for them financially, as well as making sure that they’re really loved and taken care of….
Lately, the whole world is full of unhappy children, bullying other children, raiding schools with guns, raping other children…
We, parents are responsble for those children !!!
If we’re not ready to become parents, it’s better not having children, instead of forgetting them in cars or neglecting them in every way…
Maybe, just maybe, the world will become a better place to live in !!
If you love your children giving them life is not enough !!!
It’s a hard struggle and the only reward, is a loving stare or a hug and a kiss, given with all their heart.
If that’s not enough for you….. please don’t bother having children at all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ko

Posted at 3:59 PM on August 6, 2014  

Amen!

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Mary Jane

Posted at 12:36 AM on August 5, 2014  

I bet this mother did not forget to put on pants that morning.

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Michelle

Posted at 10:30 PM on August 4, 2014  

Careless careless. I bet you she grabbed her phone though! No matter how much she said it was an accident, She still KILLED her baby! I hope they throw her in a car and lock her in a seat and leave her for a few hours! All parents that have done this to their children, Should suffer the same way

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Kahea perez

Posted at 9:41 PM on August 4, 2014  

How can you forget your baby in the car? This mother was careless and it wasn’t an accident!!

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Jesse's girl

Posted at 9:10 PM on August 4, 2014  

You would think after this has happened so many times now, every parent with young children would take the time to check each time they walk away from their car just to make absolutely certain no child is left behind.

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connie

Posted at 7:21 PM on August 4, 2014  

I think these mothers that really don’t want their kids have found out a way to get rid of them and not get punished for it. Out of your routine or not, a mother knows where he child is.

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DUH

Posted at 8:26 PM on August 4, 2014  

I think when you have a lapse in your child rearing that it doesn’t end in death. Let he who is innocent cast the first stone. WHOOOSH right over your ignorant head!

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Shannon

Posted at 12:54 PM on August 6, 2014  

Why not drop them off at a hospital that will adopt them out that would be much easier, you can even leave them anonymously

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lina080

Posted at 5:39 PM on August 4, 2014  

If its your own kid its bs and you know it! If you’re just taking care of somebody else’s kid It can happen because you’re not used to checking the car before getting out!
I have 3 kids all under 4 I always check even when I was pregnant with my 2nd & 3rd and had the urge to pee I would always grab my kids and make sure they’re safe before running to the bathroom!

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Shannon

Posted at 12:55 PM on August 6, 2014  

if my daughter was in the car and i had to park blocks away i’m sorry but if i couldnt hold it it hide behind the door and pee right there.

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E.G.83

Posted at 5:37 PM on August 4, 2014  

I’m just not understanding how one forgets their baby,and especially how they forget it long enough for it to die from heat stroke/heat exhaustion or whatever the medical name for these deaths are. Is THIS the type of people that the present generation is comprised of??. ‘THE INFANTCIDE GENERATION’…

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Chelsey

Posted at 3:30 PM on August 4, 2014  

This is completely mind blowing.. how can you possibly forget your child is in your car? Not only forget, but then assume you laid her down to sleep? Y’all must be smoking crack if you can believe this lady just forgot her daughter in 90 degree heat. What triggered her brain to even accept the fact that she “thought” she put her child to sleep? If you “thought” you put your child to sleep and weren’t sure about it, then you need to be responsible enough to make sure. Why is this lady not in jail? Instead she mourning the death of her daughter, whom she killed. Thank you white America.

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Gone with the wind!

Posted at 9:51 AM on August 5, 2014  

She put her to sleep alright.
Six feet under sleep.
Her story is BS!
She is another person that no longer wanted her responsibility and decides to conveniently leave her child in a hot car to die!
If she has never forgotten her before, why now? After damn near a year?
Send her @$$ to jail!

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Damn!

Posted at 3:28 PM on August 4, 2014  

I call BS!!!!!
How the hell do you forget your child, that you’ve been taking care of for damn near a year?
I would think you’d be more likely to forget a 1 month old before you would forget an 11 month old.
You put them in the damn car!
Your baby should be the most important person in your life.
I would have Pissed myself before I would forget my baby.Any baby, that I take care of.It doesn’t have to be mine.
When they start sending these forgetful @$$ parents to jail for many years, others will become more aware.
It’s not like she had a bunch of children and one was forgotten. She had ONE!!!!!
Her whole story stinks!
Maybe she is another that wanted to be childless again, because it was too hard.

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Joy

Posted at 3:16 PM on August 4, 2014  

Honestly I say we have some kind of a device on the keys and car seats that go off to let people know their child is still in the car!! I mean how can someone forget their child??!! Obviously we need to take action against these tragedies that keep happening. This is completely uncalled for already!

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Anne Stepien

Posted at 11:02 AM on August 7, 2014  

Sorry, but you can’t fix STUPID.

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valentinomonroe1

Posted at 3:13 PM on August 4, 2014  

Yeah right another accident ,what a crock of crap.Funny how there are more stories than ever about this happening around the world and these idiot murderers are following this trend to get rid of their children and responsibilities.Funny how they keep saying how devastated these idiots are and that they supposedly went to take a nap or went to work and forget their kid.How does one forget their kid?,how do you not notice another human being you look at every day and not ask yourself ooh yeah where is so and so ?.I say put this Byotch in a hot parked car and leave her their till ooh yeah someone remembers her lying a…

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E.G.83

Posted at 5:40 PM on August 4, 2014  

I thought the same thing.There’s just way to many deaths like this all of a sudden.It;s like they found a way out of the problem of having gotten pregnant.Probably about 75% of these deaths were staged.

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Luanne

Posted at 3:08 PM on August 4, 2014  

How the Fuc# can you forget you have your child with you and then go as far to think you laid her down for a nap? Are these people strung out on drugs or drunk? Somethings going on, because you just don’t forget your child is in the car, and just “think” you laid her down for a nap. Mental problems perhaps but it goes way deeper than just “forgetting”.

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marcela

Posted at 2:57 PM on August 4, 2014  

how can someone forget where there child is… mind blowing..

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caroleevelyn

Posted at 2:56 PM on August 4, 2014  

We drove our chdren 60 & 70 years ago & never heard of this happe ing!! Is everyone brain dead or what. I don’t care how bad gou have to go tocthe bathroom- Then take a nap??

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Posted at 2:44 PM on August 4, 2014  

ENOUGH of this, you morons!! Put a bow or a toy or something in the front seat to remind yourself. It’s not rocket science, but it keeps happening over and over again. Is it worth the grief you’re going to experience the rest of your life??

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Anne Stepien

Posted at 11:06 AM on August 7, 2014  

I suspect the only grief these “parents” are feeling is grief that they got caught.

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