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Autopsy: Baby left inside car dies of hyperthermia

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PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The death of a 16-month-old boy who was left inside a car in Pontiac was caused by hyperthermia.

An autopsy was performed Friday on Odeshi Ogene.

The Oakland County sheriff's department says the child was found about 6 p.m. Thursday and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Deputies were sent to the home, about 20 miles north of Detroit, after reports that a woman was screaming that her baby was left in the car and was dead. Temperatures Thursday in the Detroit area reached about 80 degrees.

Detectives Friday afternoon obtained a warrant for child abuse-leaving a child in a vehicle resulting in death.

The boy's 46-year-old father is expected to be arraigned Saturday. He is being held in the Oakland County Jail.

It appears the father may have been drinking and under the influence of oxycontin, though authorities have not confirmed this.

He is a Nigerian citizen who is in the U.S. on a green card.

The Associated Press contributed to parts of this report.

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