Trenton PD investigating woman and child found dead in vehicle

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Trenton Mo PD logoThe Trenton Police Department is investigating after a woman and child were found dead in a restaurant parking lot over the weekend.

According to police Saturday around 10:30 p.m. officers responded to the McDonald’s parking lot at 1861 East 9th St.

Police Chief Tommy Wright said witnesses said they found the woman, Elizabeth LaFolett, 24 and LaFollett’s daughter, 11-month-old Shannon Jeannoutot-LaFolett in a running vehicle on the parking lot.

“They could not get a response from the woman or the child so eventually they made the decision to break out the window and check on them,” Wright said.

However, it was later determined the two were deceased.

“This is an ongoing investigation.  There is no cause of death established at this time there is an autopsy going on as we speak,” Wright said. “At this time there’s no foul play suspected.”

Wright said it was believed the air conditioning was not working and the vehicle had been parked and running at that location for some time.  Highs that day were in the mid 80s.

“We’re still reviewing some of the investigative leads and reviewing some information,” Wright said. “We’re exploring all leads and all possibilities.”

He said toxicology results could take 6 to 8 weeks.