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Wednesday May 27th, 2015 9:56PM

Police seek medical records in hot car death

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Newly released court records show police want to learn about the health of a toddler in the months before he died of heat exposure in his father's car near Atlanta. <br /> <br /> Search warrants and affidavits released Monday show that investigators are seeking medical records for 22-month-old Cooper Harris, any medical conditions he may have had, and information about his growth and development. <br /> <br /> The child's father, 33-year-old Justin Ross Harris, faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death. Harris has said he left the boy in the SUV for about seven hours after forgetting to drop him off at day care. <br /> <br /> Harris hasn't been accused of past abuse. But Jessica Gabel, an associate professor of law at Georgia State University, says police often seek medical records to check for past signs of abuse in children.
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