AUBURN, Ky. — A Kentucky man has been charged in the heat-related death of his 5-month old daughter.

The Daily News reports that Logan County sheriff’s detectives charged 32-year-old Michael Anthony Thigpen with manslaughter, wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and neglect on Thursday.

Thigpen’s arrest citation says the 5-month-old girl was dead when officers arrived at a home June 10. The citation says the infant’s 18-month-old and 2-year-old sisters were “experiencing unknown medical issues.”

An investigation showed all three children experienced heat-related medical problems and the girl died from hyperthermia. Records show the two other children were hospitalized.

The citation says Thigpen told detectives he left the children in the family van for an extended time.

A clerk said Friday afternoon that court records do not show if Thigpen has a lawyer.


Information from: Daily News, http://www.bgdailynews.com

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