New Jersey mom facing hot car death charges

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (WNBC) – A New Jersey mother is facing charges after her young daughter died from being left in a hot car.

25-year-old Chaya Shurkin was charged Monday with child endangerment.

Police received a call on the afternoon of May 6th for a child in distress.

They found a neighbor giving CPR to the little girl, who was just shy of 2 years old. She died a short time later.

A law enforcement source says there was miscommunication between the mother and father about who would bring the child inside.

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