DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The family members of a toddler who was left in a day care van and died said they are ready to offer forgiveness.
On July 21, 3-year-old Benjamin Price was found in a van operated by Little T’s Tiny Tots Child Care Center. Police believe he had been inside the van for at least two hours.
Medical examiners have since ruled Price’s death was due to extreme heat.
On Saturday morning, Kisha Allen a spokesperson for Price’s family released a statement from the family. The message was focused on forgiving the day care center.
The statement said “We all make mistakes and fall short. Because of God’s continual grace and mercy we are able to forgive. We ask that others forgive as we have decided to do. “
Allen said the Prices are making arrangements for their son’s funeral. The family’s statement also indicated the day care center is covering the costs of the funeral.
Police have arrested the driver of the van that Price was found in. 32-year-old Erica Hold has been charged with injury to a child. Her bond has been set at $50,000.
The day care center is closed pending an investigation by Child Protective Services.