GILBERT, Ariz — A 3-year-old child died in Gilbert Tuesday after being left in a hot car, police said.

Gilbert PD said officers responded to the scene near Elliot Road and Higley Road on Vaughn Court and were advised the girl was left in a vehicle for two to three hours.

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Despite CPR and other medical intervention, the child was transported to the hospital and was declared dead.

Police say the investigation is active and have not released any further details. 

"It is too early in the investigation to provide any details to possible outcomes," Gilbert PD said in a release. 

According to, this marks the third child hot car death in Arizona in 2019. 

Gilbert police said in a Wednesday update that detectives completed their on-scene investigation and left the house around 1 p.m. 

The decision to submit criminal charges will be determined once the investigation is complete. 

More information is expected to be released on Friday.