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2 officers on leave after girl's car death; 1 is her mother

October 02, 2016 - 4:24 PM

LONG BEACH, Miss. - A coastal Mississippi police chief says he put two officers on paid administrative leave after the death of a 3-year-old girl who was left alone in a parked car.

Long Beach Police Chief Wayne McDowell tells WLOX-TV (http://bit.ly/2dHOlWC ) that the officers are the child's mother and a male officer.

He says he talked with the man, but the mother was too distraught to talk with him Saturday.

Hancock County Coroner Jim Faulk told the station Sunday that Chyenn Hyer's body will be sent Monday to Pearl for an autopsy, and he hopes to get results early next week.

Hancock County Sheriff Ricky Adam tells The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/2dhxO9w ) that the car's engine was running when the girl was found between noon and 1 p.m. Friday.

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This story has been corrected to show that the autopsy will be in Pearl, not Jackson, and coroner hopes to get results early next week, instead of this week.

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