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DA to determine if charges will be filed in 3-year-old's death

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SHREVEPORT, La. -

The Caddo Parish Coroner could rule as early as this week whether or not Shreveport toddler, Sariah Delafosse's, death was accidental.

Sariah's body was discovered inside her mother's car at her home on Desoto Street in Shreveport back on July 5th.

Officials say she spent as many as 19 hours inside that sweltering car before her mother, Krystle Delafosse, found her.

Authorities say Delafosse came home on the night of July 4th with Sariah in the backseat of the vehicle, and that's where she stayed until about 4:30 the next afternoon.

The coroner determined she died of heat stroke.

Krystle Delafosse has been questioned multiple times by investigators, but never charged.

Despite whether the coroner rules Sariah's death as accidental, all of the information gathered during that investigation will be handed over the District Attorney's office.

The DA's office will then conduct its own review of the evidence and decide if charges should be filed.

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