Anna Boy Found in Hot Car Dies

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    A 2-year-old Anna boy hospitalized after being found in a hot car last week died Monday night, Child Protective Services says.

    Police said the boy, Jorden Cartee, was found Thursday afternoon in a car outside of the family's home on the 9300 block of state Highway 121, after his father, Joshua Cartee, noticed he was missing and called police.

    The child was found alive, but unresponsive, and transported to Children's Medical Center in Dallas by air ambulance, police said.

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    Authorities in Collin County say they received a call at around 4 p.m. Thursday that a 2-year-old boy had been found in a car in Anna and was unresponsive when he was discovered.

    The boy's father was arrested at the hospital last week on a charge of injury to a child and has since been held in the Collin County jail on $100,000 bond.  Police have not said if charges against the father will be upgraded.

    Friday afternoon the family told NBC 5 boy was placed into a medically-induced coma to try to reduce swelling in his brain.

    On Sunday, his condition worsened and on Monday the boy died.

    A day after the boy was found in the car, NBC 5 learned that the family was recently the subject of an investigation by Child Protective Services, stemming from an incident in July when the child was found wandering by a neighbor.

    The family told CPS investigators that the boy had never wandered away before and had no idea how he got out of the house.  The investigation ended last week after the family told investigators that they had installed new locks and other measures at their home designed to secure the child.

    As of Tuesday, CPS officials won't say how the child's death will impact their investigation into the family or if the family's other child will be taken into emergency custody.

    NBC 5's Catherine Ross contributed to this report.