A year-old baby was found dead Wednesday evening in the back of a vehicle in Columbus, Nebraska. Police said the boy's mother had gone in to work around 8 a.m.

The 37-year-old woman had left her son in her vehicle in the parking lot at her workplace, Columbus Police Capt. Todd Thalken said.

Police responded to a report of an unattended death just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. 

Officials did not disclose the name of the mother, child or the mother's place of employment. An investigation is continuing.

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