Prosecutor refuses to release incident report, 911 tape
Police in Arkansas are weathering major criticism after the hot car death of an Arkansas judge’s son last week has thus far failed to result in criminal charges.Scant details were released Friday immediately following the incident, in which the body of an unidentified infant was found at 3:12pm in a car outside of a home in Hot Springs.
Police only revealed first responders were unable to resuscitate the child, who was believed to have died due to extreme heat, and that they would be transporting the body to the state’s crime lab for further investigation.
On Saturday afternoon, Hot Springs police identified the boy as Thomas Naramore, the 18-month-old son of Garland County circuit judge Wade Naramore. No suspects were named and no arrests were made that day.
Police revealed Monday the person who made the initial 911 call was Wade himself, and that family members had volunteered to be interviewed by police, but refused to provide media a copy of the incident report.
Arkansas Times reports “the child may have been left in the car unattended for as long as four hours.”