Baby is dead in car as mom at work in New Braunfels

NEW BRAUNFELS — Police say a 6-month-old girl found dead in a vehicle in Central Texas was accidentally left there after her mother drove to work that morning.

New Braunfels authorities say the baby was still strapped in her car seat Tuesday when her mother discovered her after work.

The Austin American-Statesman reports that it appears the baby was left in the car about nine hours.

Justice of the Peace Mike Rust has ordered an autopsy. Police are investigating.