A Lakewood woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after leaving her child unattended in a hot car, announced Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

 Chaya Shurkin, 25, of Lakewood, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child following an incident on May 6, 2019.

 On May 6, Lakewood officers responded to a residence for a report of a child in distress. Upon arrival, officers observed a neighbor attempting to perform CPR on a 21 month old girl. Taken to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus, the child later passed away.

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