GLUCKSTADT — A two-year-old girl was found dead in the back of a car at Little Footprints Learning Center late-afternoon today, Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker confirmed. 


Tucker said the child’s mother drove to Little Footprints around 3:15 p.m. to pick up her child from daycare.


“When she walked in the daycare, they said, ‘You did not bring your child here this morning,’” Tucker explained. “She immediately panicked. She realized the child was still in the carseat and had been all day.”


Tucker called the situation “very, very tragic.”


“She had been deceased for what appears to be several hours,” he said. 


No charges have been filed and the sheriff said they will put a file together. 


“It will go to the District Attorney,” he said. “They’ll make that ultimate determination.”


He added, “It’s just a tragic mistake.”