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Police: Boy who died may have been in hot vehicle 3 hours

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police in Las Vegas now say a 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck might have been in the vehicle for up to three hours on a sunny 100-degree day.

Officer Laura Meltzer said Friday that police were called just before 6:30 p.m. Thursday, and the boy was pronounced dead at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.

No arrests have been made.

Police say investigators found the child's grandfather returned home with the boy earlier than 5 p.m., as originally reported.

A woman who spoke through the closed door of the family home about 5 miles east of downtown declined to identify herself or talk with a reporter.

The nonprofit Kids and Cars says the death was the 16th of its kind in the nation this year.

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