Man charged with neglect, abuse after child found dead in van at PATCO station

Andrew Kramer
September 16, 2019 - 6:20 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Authorities have charged a South Jersey man with neglect and abuse after a young child was left in a minivan at a PATCO station on a very hot day.

Shelton Shambry, 60, is the legal guardian of the 22-month-old girl who was found unresponsive in the van at Lindenwold Station on Aug. 16. 

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Authorities say Shambry put her in her car seat around 6.30 a.m. and forgot she was in the van.

The 911 call didn't come for another nine hours, when someone spotted the girl and called the police. Officers tried to save her when they arrived but couldn't.

Shambry will be appearing in court in the future.