Police: Child, 3, left in van at day care for over 9 hours

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services is investigating after police say a child was left inside a van for more than nine hours at a Lexington daycare.

News outlets report that Lexington police say a woman told officers that her 3-year-old son was missing when she came home from work late Wednesday night.

The woman said the Precious Jewels day care was supposed to drop the boy off at 5 p.m.

Police contacted the day care owner who went to the business, which had been closed since 6 p.m., and found the boy still strapped in a seat inside the van parked outside. Paramedics checked out the child, who wasn’t hurt.

Authorities believe the child was inside the van from about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday.

No charges were immediately filed.