Kingston Jackson would have turned 2 in just a couple of weeks but the Burleson, Texas, child died last Friday after being left in his mother’s automobile for hours.
The Tarrrant County Medical Examiner says that the child was pronounced dead that evening at Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth. Kingston’s official manner of death and official cause of death are both listed “PENDING” at this time.
Police say they are investigating and that the child may have been in the car for as long as 5 hours, or most of the afternoon. No criminal charges have been filed; the investigation is ongoing.
A GoFundMe campaign raised $2200 for the family.
UPDATE, April 20, 2017: Kingston’s official Manner of Death is now listed as “natural”.