The 22-month-old boy, who died June 18 after police say his father left him in a hot car for more than seven hours, will be buried Saturday in Tuscaloosa at a private family ceremony, according to his obituary.
Cobb police haven’t confirmed the information, but Sgt. Dana Pierce has strongly alluded there is more to the case.
“There is so much more that has shed light on what’s going on,” Pierce has said. “What I learned from investigators shocked my conscience.”
Pierce said Tuesday he expects the cause of death and search warrants to be released at some point today.
He added the warrants should include information about why police searched Justin Ross Harris’ office and also about what they found.
Harris, 33, initially told police he forgot to drop off his son Cooper at day care that morning before heading into work at The Home Depot’s headquarters in Cumberland.
Temperatures hovered at about 90 degrees during the day, and police say by the time the Web developer began the drive home to his condo, the toddler was dead.
Police arrested Harris on charges of felony murder and child cruelty the same day, prompting widespread outrage at law enforcement’s handling of what appeared to be a tragic accident.
Now, sources have indicated the events leading to Cooper’s death may have not been as accidental as they seemed early on.
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