In a Facebook post, New Philadelphia Police Chief Michael Goodwin says the child was initially brought unresponsive into the emergency room by his father, 19-year-old Landon Parrot.
“During the initial investigation the Detectives found inconsistent information being given by the father,” Chief Goodwin writes.
When investigators “confronted” Parrot with the inconsistencies in his story, police say he told them what happened.
“The child passed away after being left in the car unattended for approximately 5 hours, with an outside temperature of 87 degrees,” according to Goodwin. “During the interview it appears that this was not a matter of forgetting the child but was a deliberate act so as the child would not be a disturbance while in the house.”
Parrot faces charges of murder, two counts of endangering children and involuntary manslaughter, the police said in the Facebook post. He’s being held at the Tuscarawas County Jail on a $250,000 dollar bond.
CNN has been unable to determine if Parrot has an attorney.