Phoenix Fire Department Capt. Larry Subervi talks about the dangers of leaving children or pets unattended in hot vehicles during the summer, even with a window cracked. Sam Caravana/

Police have released the name of the 7-month-old boy who died Friday afternoon after he was found inside a hot car in northeast Phoenix.

Zane Endress was discovered not breathing at about 4 p.m. inside a vehicle parked on the 4500 block of East Monte Cristo, near 44th Street and Greenway Road.

The boy was in the care of his grandparents at the time of the incident, Phoenix police reported Saturday morning.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

No arrests have been made in the ongoing death investigation, a police spokeswoman said.

According to one of the boy’s aunts, Zane lived with his grandparents and two of their four daughters. 

Zane’s death is the first reported hot-car death so far in 2017. Last year, there were no vehicular heatstroke fatalities, according to data from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office and Arizona Republic research.

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