Twins Found Dead in Hot Pickup May Have Climbed in: Police | NBC New York
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Twins Found Dead in Hot Pickup May Have Climbed in: Police

Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says the pickup truck wasn't used that day, and a step-stool was found next to the truck

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    AFP/Getty Images
    Bossier City police found the 3-year-old twins — a boy and a girl — in the pickup around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a statement from the department.

    Police in Louisiana are investigating whether 3-year-old twins who were found dead in a hot pickup truck outside their home would have been able to climb into the vehicle themselves.

    Oliver and Aria Orr were found unresponsive inside the truck at their Bossier City home Saturday. They were later pronounced dead a hospital. Autopsies have confirmed the deaths were heat related.

    Bossier City spokesman Mark Natale says the pickup truck wasn't used that day, and a step-stool was found next to the truck.

    A neighbor tells KSLA-TV the mother said she had fallen asleep and when she woke up the door to the home was open and the children were gone.

    Airlines Reading, Responding to Social Media Rants

    [NATL-DFW] Airlines Reading, Responding to Social Media Rants
    A new study says airlines are reading posts made by customers complaining over delayed or canceled flights and poor service, and are responding to those messages. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines has a team tracking Twitter, Facebook and other online sites 24 hours a day. When a customer vents about a problem, a representative reaches out to them. "The approach is really how can we help, wait a minute we hate to hear that.... so what is going on, give us some information and let's see what we can do to straighten this out," said Lisa Goode, with Southwest Airlines. Social media teams help airlines by rebooking customers or by helping keep them more calm by relaying information when problems crop up. (Published Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016)

    It hasn't been determined whether charges will be filed.