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Autopsy: Hyperthermia killed child left in hot SUV

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MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A medical examiner in Georgia says hyperthermia was the cause of death for a toddler left for hours in his father's SUV.
    
The Cobb County Medical Examiner's Office says in a news release that toxicology results are still pending but that it believes the cause of death was hyperthermia and the manner of death was homicide.
    
Hyperthermia is a condition in which the temperature of the body spikes due to the heat.
    
The boy died on June 18 after his father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris, left him in the hot car for several hours.
    
Harris faces a murder charge.

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