Complaint: Woman forgot to drop off child at daycare, left her in vehicle to die | KOB 4

Complaint: Woman forgot to drop off child at daycare, left her in vehicle to die

Danielle Todesco
September 23, 2019 08:46 AM

HOBBS, N.M.- A two-year-old died died after being left in a vehicle in Hobbs, according to police.


Hobbs Police Chief John Ortolano said they received a 911 call around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday from a woman who said she had accidentally left a child in her vehicle for several hours. 

Hobbs Fire and Rescue officials declared the child dead at the scene.

Tammie Brooks, 40, has been charged with abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in death. She is being held at the Hobbs County Detention Center.

Brooks told authorities she was babysitting Zariah Hasheme, Chief Ortolano said. 

She said she drove straight to work instead of taking Zariah to daycare.

She told police she didn't notice Zariah was in the back seat until she went to the bank in the afternoon.

Brooks is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.


Danielle Todesco

Copyright 2019 KOB-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Comment on Facebook

Share 4 - News Tips - Photos - Videos
  Share a News Tip, Story Idea, Photo, Video




Navajo Nation reports 3 new deaths, 56 new cases of COVID-19

APD: Offender flees after firing shots toward officers

Bugles to sound off in New Mexico for ‘Taps Across America’

New Mexico may elect historic all-female US House delegation

Fire crews monitor hot spots following La Cienega fire