Toddler Death Update: Mother Admits to Leaving Children in Car for 90 Minutes
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- More details continue to surface in the case of two boys, one who died and the other in critical condition, found inside a vehicle on the Grand Mesa.
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel is reporting that the mother, Heather Jensen, called 911 around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The newspaper reports that according to a search warrant, Jensen changed her story once, but eventually admitted to taking her two young sons up to Powderhorn while meeting a man.
She claimed she let them play in the snow and then put them back in her vehicle.
According to the newspaper, Jensen then left her sons in the car with it running and got into a man's truck for about 90 minutes.
Jensen then returned to her car and started driving down Powderhorn Road.
That's when she allegedly noticed her younger son not breathing. By the time authorities arrived, 2-year-old William had passed away.
Tyler, 4, was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital by CareFlight and then taken to a children's hospital in Denver.
The Sentinel reports that the search warrant authorized, among other things, the seizure of any prescriptions, drugs, chemicals and poisons.
The search warrant also approved an inspection of the vehicle's exhaust and emission system.
Mesa County authorities are remaining tight lipped because of the sensitive nature of the investigation. Officials say an autopsy has been completed, but it's unknown when details will be released.
Sheriff's officials say this is still being considered a death investigation, until the cause and manner of death for the 2-year-old are released.