Tragedy in Louisiana, where 3-year-old twins died after being found in a pickup truck outside their house Saturday, the Shreveport Times reports. Their mother was at the Bossier City home at the time, and neighbors say they heard from her that she was looking for the children, Oliver and Aria Orr. The boy and girl were found unresponsive just after 3pm and taken to a local hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
The twins are the children of a parish sheriff's deputy, News Radio 710 reports; he was not home at the time, and their mother was reportedly taking a nap and found the children gone when she woke up. A police department spokesperson says there was a stool next to the truck in the driveway, and it seems the twins used it to climb inside. Autopsies revealed their deaths were heat-related. PIX-11 reports that temperatures reached 100 degrees in the area that day. An investigation is ongoing. (A 3-year-old in Houston also recently died after climbing into a hot car.)