WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police are investigating what they are calling the untimely death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found in a car.

Waterford Chief Brett Mahoney said officers were contacted about a missing child at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police found the child unresponsive about 19 minutes later in a family four-door sedan. Mahoney says it is unclear how long the child had been missing before police were contacted.

Emergency medical technicians attempted to revive the child but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The state medical examiner’s office also responded to the scene.

The chief says police are trying to figure out how the boy got into the car.

No names were released.

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