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Investigators of West Haven Hot Car Death Say Brothers Went to Car Alone

The 4-year-old West Haven boy who died after a hot car incident in West Haven and his 2-year-old brother went to the car alone, according to police. They also said the 2-year-old has been released from the hospital.

Police were dispatched to the family’s Treat Street home around 3 p.m. on July 19 after receiving a 911 call and said they found 4-year-old Dusan Jenkins and his 2-year-old brother, Davion Jenkins, suffering medical issues.

The boys were rushed to the hospital, where Dusan Jenkins was pronounced dead.

As police investigate, they have been reviewing closed-circuit recordings from a camera located at the building where the family lives.

On Friday they said part of the recordings show the brothers leave the apartment house alone and approach the family’s car, according to police.

The recordings also show the boys’ father removing them from the same vehicle and bringing them back to the apartment house.

While Davion Jenkins has been released from the hospital, police have not provided any additional information on his condition.

Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is asked to call Detective Suraci at 203 937-3927.

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