Child death investigation underway in Moniteau County

The sheriff's office is investigating a death related to an incident involving a child in a hot car. (File)

Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley confirmed his office is investigating the death of a five-year-old child Thursday.

Wheatley confirmed the death investigation is related to an incident that happened earlier this week involving a young child in a hot car.

The Moniteau County Sheriff's office is not releasing the name or other factors identifying the child.

Wheatley said he could not release any more information about the death until prosecutors review the case.

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