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2-year-old girl dies after she's found outside in freezing weather

Ohio toddler dies in cold
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AKRON, Ohio -- A toddler who died after her mother found her on a porch in freezing temperatures had wandered from home when her father fell asleep, police in Akron, Ohio, announced Monday. Two-year-old Wynter Parker's mother left for a few hours Friday afternoon only to come back and find her daughter unresponsive on their apartment's front porch, authorities said. 

Her mother frantically called 911, and the young girl was taken to Akron children's hospital where she later died. Temperatures on Friday ranged between 12 and 19 degrees Fahrenheit.

The mother left Wynter with her father for about two hours at the family's apartment and authorities said the man -- who works a night shift -- fell asleep.

The scene where a toddler was found unresponsive in Akron, Ohio. WOIO

No charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing. Results from an autopsy Monday are pending.

Residents created a stuffed animal memorial outside the apartment complex.

A neighbor, who asked to remain anonymous, wants to know why the young girl was left unattended outside in the cold. "She shouldn't have been outside," he told CBS affiliate WOIO. "I hope they find out what happened to the child, and see if there was foul play involved or not."

Police are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who was found unresponsive outside in freezing weather in Akron, Ohio. Residents have left stuffed animals outside her apartment complex. WOIO
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