USI president says it’s time to support family, following hot car death

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The investigation continues into the death of a boy on the University of Southern Indiana’s campus, and USI President Dr. Ronald Rochon said he believes this is a time to support the family – not for questioning or suspicion.

Police said three-year-old Oliver Dill died after he was left in a hot car.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff is calling the child’s death a horrible mistake.

During a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Dr. Rochon thanked everyone for coming together and showing support.

“I spoke to the director and I’ll do it right now before the trustees. I believe in my heart that this is not the time for questioning or suspicion. This is a time for reflection, for prayer, for uplifting and for unity — a time for which we support this family,” Dr. Rochon said.

The sheriff’s office is not recommending any charges be filed in the case, but the final decision will be up to the prosecutor’s office.

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This story was originally published on July 11, 2019

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