Cobb County, Ga. --- (WXIA) A 22-month-old Georgia boy left in a hot car for several hours died of hyperthermia, according to an autopsy report.
Cobb County police issued a new warrant against Justin Ross Harris on Wednesday. Harris is accused of killing his 22-month-old son, Cooper, by leaving him in a hot car for over seven hours.
"Investigative information suggests the manner of death is homicide," reads a statement released by the Cobb County Police Department.
It's the first time police have publicly stated that Cooper Harris' death was not an accident and not a mistake.
The warrant states Harris, 33, placed his son into a rear facing car seat after eating breakfast with his son at the Chick-fil-a on Cumberland Boulevard. Harris left his son in the car when he entered his workplace.
During Harris' lunch break, the warrant states, he returned to the car through the driver's side door to place an object in the vehicle. At around 4:16 p.m., Harris left work in his vehicle and pulled over at a shopping center on Akers Mill Road asking for assistance with his child.
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