Denton Boy Found in Neighbor's Vehicle Died of Hyperthermia, Officials Say

A 2-year-old Denton boy who was found in an SUV the day after he was reported missing died of hyperthermia, the Tarrant County medical examiner's office determined Monday. Sarbesh Gurung's mother reported him missing July 2, minutes after she realized she could not find him in the family's apartment in the 2400 block of West Prairie Street.Despite an extensive search, the child was not found until the next morning when a neighbor discovered Sarbesh's body in his SUV, police said. It was unclear how he got inside the vehicle, which had a dark tint and sunshades. The temperature in Denton was near 93 degrees around the time he went missing.The medical examiner's office ruled Sarbesh's death an accident. An autopsy report has not been completed. Denton police spokeswoman Allison Vetere said there are no updates to the investigation.Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by the body's failure to regulate high temperatures, according to the National Institutes of Health. Those mechanisms are not fully developed in a child's body and children can get heatstroke in a matter of minutes inside a hot car, according to MedStar. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are forms of hyperthermia.  Continue reading...

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