Zachary James Elshaarawy was five years old and had autism. Zachary was born on February 2, 2010 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Zachary wandered away from his family home in Burleson, Texas and died on August 23, 2015. Zachary was able to enter an unlocked automobile near his home. After police were called to help search for him an officer found Zachary unconscious and the vehicle he was in locked. The temperature outside was 100 degrees on the day Zachary died and inside a closed car it would have been much more extreme. It was estimated that Zachary had been exposed to the extreme hot temperatures of an enclosed vehicle for about an hour. Zachary's mother is Robin Polson and his father is Tarek "Darek" Elshaarawy.
Tribute to Zachry Elshaarawy:
"He was the most pure at heart, loving child, who always had a smle on his face, and was excited about starting kindergarten soon (Zachary's Obituary)."
Links about Zachary Elshaarawy:
- 5 Year Old Boy Found in Hot Car in Burleson Dies (Dallas News, August 23, 2015)
- Autisic Boy, 5, Dies after Wandering out of Famly Home and into an Unlocked, Hot Vehicle (Daily Mail, August 24, 2015)
- Boy With Autism Locks Himself in Hot Car and Dies (Parenting.com)
- Child with Autism Dies After Being Found in Hot Car (KCENTV.Com, August 23, 2015)