Toddler found in car with dead woman

Toddler found in car with dead woman
Friday, June 3, 2011 - 7:23am

Authorities say a Metairie woman left her toddler inside a car with a dead body.

Jessica Ockman, 33, faces child desertion and other drug-related charges after she was found unconscious in a Metairie gas station bathroom.

Inside the bathroom, investigators said they found marijuana, a lighter and spoon..

Detectives said Ockman's 20-month-old son and the body of a 22-year-old woman were found inside a car that had been sitting at a fuel pump for more than an hour.

Ockman was booked and released because of crowding. Her son underwent a medical evaluation and neighbors said he is staying with relatives.

Ockman is not being charged in the other woman's death.

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