Teen Mother Charged With Neglect

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - A teenage mother is being charged with child neglect after Waveland police say she left her infant daughter in her car while she went into a beauty salon.

Officials told WLOX News the infant was in the car for about 15 to 20 minutes. During that time the temperature was about 97 degrees outside. Inside the parked car it was even higher, about 115 degrees.

The Mississippi Department of Human Services took custody of the infant. The 17-year-old mother was released to her mother, and is expected to appear in youth court on Wednesday.