Family heartbroken after boy dies in hot car
ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The grandparents and great-grandparents of Logan Starling are heartbroken. The 4-and-a-half-year-old boy was found not breathing inside a hot SUV outside of the Elite Preparatory Academy Friday afternoon.
"We love you Logan and we miss you so much baby boy. We will get justice for you," said Joanne Werner, the Starling's maternal great-grandmother.
She her family are still coming to grips that the little boy is gone.
"This should never have happened," said Werner.
Orange County Sheriffs Office says a school employee noticed the boy lifeless inside of a black SUV Friday afternoon, just feet away from the front door of his school and immediately pulled him out and ran him across the street to a fire station for help. Doctors declared Logan dead a short time later at the hospital. Deputies are still investigating how this happened. Werner wants answers.
"You leave a child in a car, you need to face murder charges," said Werner.
She's been helping raise Logan since the day he was born.
"He never knew a stranger. He loved everybody and everybody loved him. He always had a smile on his face," said Werner.
She last saw Logan Thursday afternoon. She says he ran into her house with his big sister to pick up a baby doll.
"He said I love you grandma. I said I love you too Logan," said Werner. "He went to the car and my husband Roy Warner said 'I love you' and he says 'I love you the most-est'. And, that's the last we ever seen or talked to him," said Werner.
She says she said she'd see him on Saturday, never imagining that the weekend visit would never come. So far no arrests have been made in this case. Deputies say it's still under investigation.
Logan's school set up a Go Fund Me page to help cover costs for the boy's funeral.