Louisiana authorities are searching for a woman accused of leaving her child inside a hot car to die.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Lafayette Parish Coroner confirmed that 2-year-old Ryatt Hensley died of heatstroke in September 2019. The toddler was found dead after sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence in Duson, in the 6900 block of Cameron Street at 1:50 p.m., amid reports of an unresponsive child in a car.
The boy’s mother, Natalie Broussard, 27, was initially charged with negligent homicide, and later charged with second-degree murder, when a grand jury indicted her on July 2021, according to the Arkadia Advocate.
According to No Heat Stroke, Ryatt was the 23rd of 25 children who died in a hot car in 2020. In 2019, 52 children died of vehicular heatstroke.
Anyone with information on Broussard’s whereabouts anyone with other information connected to the case should contact the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 232-9211, Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS(8477), or to submit a tip online with the Lafayette Sheriff app.
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[Featured Photo: Natalie Broussard, Ryatt Hensley/Facebook]