On June 6, 2024, the Evansville Police Department (EPD) responded to a call regarding a repossessed vehicle with an infant inside. The vehicle had been towed from an apartment complex on the city's northeast side.

Upon arrival, EPD officers approached the vehicle and noticed a young child in the back seat. The child was unresponsive and appeared to be in distress. Officers immediately removed the child from the vehicle and performed CPR.

Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived on the scene and transported the infant to a local hospital. The child was later pronounced dead.

The EPD is currently investigating the incident and has not yet determined how the child ended up in the repossessed vehicle. The child's parents have been notified and are cooperating with the investigation.

The EPD has released a statement expressing their condolences to the child's family and emphasizing the importance of always placing children in safe and secure environments.

Background on Child Endangerment and Vehicle Repossession

Child endangerment is a serious crime that can result in severe consequences. In Indiana, it is illegal to leave a child unattended in a vehicle for any period of time. This law is in place to protect children from harm and ensure their well-being.

Vehicle repossession is a legal process that allows lenders to seize a vehicle when the borrower fails to make their loan payments. Lenders are required to follow certain procedures when repossessing a vehicle, including giving the borrower notice and an opportunity to redeem the vehicle.

Preventing Child Endangerment During Vehicle Repossession

To prevent child endangerment during vehicle repossession, lenders and repossession companies should take the following steps:

  • Verify that the vehicle is unoccupied before repossessing it. Lenders can use various methods to verify that the vehicle is unoccupied, such as looking inside the vehicle, knocking on the windows, and listening for any sounds.
  • If a child is found in the vehicle, immediately call 911. Do not attempt to remove the child yourself.
  • Cooperate with law enforcement and child protective services. Lenders and repossession companies should provide all necessary information to law enforcement and child protective services to help them investigate the incident and ensure the safety of the child.


The tragic death of the infant in Evansville is a reminder of the importance of protecting children from harm. Lenders and repossession companies must take all necessary precautions to prevent children from being left unattended in vehicles. Parents and caregivers must also be aware of the dangers of leaving children alone and should always take steps to ensure their safety.

Woman Tries to Steal Evansville Police Cruiser While Handcuffed evansville police
Evansville IN Police Officer Removes Graffiti Mickey's Kingdom
Darren Richardson Police Officer Evansville Police Department
Evansville Police Officer Headed To Washington DC!
EPD Officer Discusses Secrecy Behind New Intersection Cameras
Public Information Officer – Evansville Police Department
Samuel Womack arrested in Evansville following death of infant son
Evansville Police release body cam footage in shooting by officer
Evansville IN Police Officers March Shootings [PODCAST]
EPD Officer Goes Above and Beyond to Help Motorist in the Snow
Update Evansville Police Still Searching for Murder Suspect [Photo]
Evansville Indiana Police Officer Rides Bull For Charity WATCH
Evansville Police arrest two people in South Side homicide
Evansville Police Officer Not Ashamed to Admit She Loves Donuts
TSA officer discovers cat inside checked luggage CBS News
Evansville mayor and police officer face charges in drug and misuse of evansville misuse investigations wy casper trujillo
Teen accused of shooting at Evansville Police Officer charged with
Patrolman John V. Cain Jr. Evansville Police Department Indiana evansville police department indiana odmp
Authorities Searching for Evansville Man that Escaped Police evansville
Video shows Evansville police officer giving juice to kids News
Car With Infant Inside Repossessed
Evansville Police investigating officer involved shooting evansville investigating shooting
Tiger cub found wedged in between suitcases in couple's trunk in Mexico
Evansville Police Department in Indiana police evansville department indiana vanderburgh county usacops
Evansville Police officer stranger help Florida veteran find missing evansville
Woman Arrested After Running Over Evansville Police Officer's Arm