A three-year-old boy was found dead in a car at Roman Hill, a suburb of Kumasi, the police said on Tuesday (19 October).
The body of Stephen Acheampong was discovered moments after he was reported missing by his mum, Doris Amofa, who had gone to pick him up after school on Monday.
The police want to establish how the deceased found his way into the car which was parked at the premises.
The owner of the vehicle, Theresa Mensah, who found the lifeless body at the back seat of her vehicle drew the attention of the headmistress of the nursery school, Madam Agnes Gyamfua, who then reported to the police at Manhyia.
“Police proceeded and found the lifeless body of the three-year-old boy lying prone position at the rear seat with a whitish foamy fluid on the mouth,” a police statement read, adding: “No marks of violence was found on the body”.
The victim was rushed to the Manhyia Government Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His body has been sent to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) morgue for autopsy.
His uncle, Adusei Opoku said the family will cooperate with the police to uncover the circumstances surrounding his nephew’s death.
“It’s a sad development. My sister [Stephen’s mother] is traumatised. The family is in grief. We hope and pray the police will do a thorough job,” Opoku said amid tears.
The incident comes after two children were found dead in a broken down vehicle at Alajo in Accra, Ghana’s capital.
While their parents suspect foul play, police say investigations have been launched following the shocking discovery.