New Mexico parents are mourning the loss of their 2-year-old toddler who died after being left in a hot car.

Zariah was Demi Petrowski and Zachary Hasheme’s only child. They called her a miracle baby because Demi had six miscarriages before giving birth, according to KOB4.

The toddler was left in the care of 41-year-old Tammie Brooks, of Hobbs, at around 6:30 a.m. that morning. Brooks said she forgot to take Zariah to day care, and instead went straight to work, police said.

Hobbs Police Department said in a Facebook post that 2-year-old Zariah was pronounced dead at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, after she was found unresponsive.

“The child was left unattended in a car seat for several hours until Brooks realized the child was still in the car after running an errand,” Hobbs Police wrote on Facebook.

“I had six miscarriages previously to having my daughter,” Petrowski told KOB4. “I remember praying every single day, nonstop. I would not wish this pain and this hurt upon my worst enemy.”

“I hear Demi screaming on the other line saying that Zariah’s dead and I didn’t know what to do,” Zachary said. “I slammed on my brakes and pulled over. I mean, you can forget to bring a pen with you, but it’s kind of hard to forget about a kid in the car.”

An autopsy will be conducted by the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Hobbs Police said that Brooks was charged with abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in death, a 1st-degree felony, and is currently incarcerated in the Hobbs City Jail pending arraignment.

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