Three girls are without their younger sister after Rylee Rose Black, 3, was found dead in the backseat of a car in Queensland.
The toddler was discovered unconscious inside her mother’s car on Friday afternoon after allegedly being left in the locked vehicle as temperatures outside climbed.
Temperatures in Townsville on Friday soared to 33C, but experts say inside the car, it could have been as hot as 70C.
Rylee’s mother, Laura Peverill, 37, and her boyfriend, Aaron Hill, took her to Townsville University Hospital, but she couldn’t be saved.
The pair have since been charged with manslaughter.
A fundraiser has been created to support Rylee’s biological “loving, devoted and devastated” father and her three older sisters.
“Dear little Rylee Rose grew her angel wings on Friday 27th November, 2020,” the GoFundMe reads.
“No one should experience a loss like this.
“We are seeking your support to help this loving family get through this tragic time. Heartfelt thanks for your donation and words of comfort at this time.”
Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Miles said the tragedy was preventable.
“The charge of manslaughter indicates that there has been negligence on the part of the people responsible for the child’s health and wellbeing,” he told reporters on Saturday.
The case will next be heard on December 14.