HAMMOND – The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an 8-month-old baby boy who was left in a car for more than eight hours.

According to the sheriff’s office, a preliminary investigation determined that the child was unintentionally left inside the car from about 8 a.m. Wednesday morning until about 4:30 p.m.

The matter is still under investigation. Upon completion of the investigation, all findings will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

Additional information has not been released at this time.