SUGAR LAND, Texas -

A seven month old child is dead after Sugar Land police said the baby's father left the child in a car all day while he was at work.

The parents made the discovery after work Thursday at their home at the intersection of Mary Sue and Jo Ann in the Covington Woods neighborhood.

Sugar Land police said the dad dropped off his elementary school aged kids at school but apparently forgot about the seven month old.  Police say he then went to meetings on Highway 290 at the West Loop Thursday in northwest Houston.   

He came home at about 5 p.m. Police said that was when his wife asked about the baby and made the discovery. Sugar Land police are investigating.