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Heather Jensen allegedly left two kids alone in running car while meeting man: One died

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The more details that emerge from the death of William Jensen, age two, and the hospitalization of his four-year-old brother Tyler, the more disturbing the story becomes. According to an affidavit, investigators believe there's probable cause to charge the boys' mother, Heather Jensen, with neglect -- for allegedly leaving them in a running vehicle for ninety minutes while she met with a man.

The most thorough account of the incident to date comes from the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, which notes that Heather, a resident of Palisade, on Colorado's Western Slope, called authorities at 6:31 p.m. on Tuesday to report that William was unconscious and Tyler suffered from labored breathing that caused him to sputter as he tried to take in air.

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A look at the SUV where the tragedy took place courtesy of Fox31.
Emergency personnel rushed to help, but they were too late to save William, who was pronounced dead at the scene. For his part, Tyler was still alive, but barely. He was initially rushed to Saint Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction before being transferred to Children's Hospital in Denver. The most recent report lists him in critical condition.

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An older shot of the boys from Heather Jensen's Peek You page.
According to a search warrant cited by the Sentinel, Heather initially told Mesa County Sheriff's Office deputies that she'd traveled with the kids to the Powderhorn ski resort, approximately a half-hour's drive from Palisade, and allowed the pair to play in the snow there. Afterward, she said she put them in their car seats and revved up her vehicle, a Toyota 4Runner. She then stepped outside to smoke a cigarette, at which point she was engaged in conversation by a friend who drove by. Ten minutes or so passed, at which point she climbed into the SUV and started for home, only to be stopped short by the sound of Tyler's gurgling.

She reacted by pulling over and checking on the boys -- and when she learned William wasn't breathing at all, she dialed 911. The operator sent out the alert, then instructed her on performing CPR -- but to no avail.

Later that evening, however, Heather is said to have changed key aspects of the tale.

Continue to read more about the death of two-year-old William Jensen.



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21 comments
thinker
thinker

it is called    FAILURE TO SUPERVISE  like if you  had a  toddler in the bathtub and ran to answer  the phone and came back and the child was  dead   

policeLIE
policeLIE

I could leave the heat on in my grande cherokee jeep for 1 1/2 hours and it wouldnt get over 80 degrees!! n think about it.....nov 29 was a COLD day up on the mesa     NOT BUYING IT

frackingcoverup
frackingcoverup

www.savecoloradofromfracking.org  90 % of the fracking done in colorado is done on the WESTERN SLOPE  tell the people!!  do NOT let kids PLAY  in the snow OR EAT  the snow or lie down in the snow( skin contact)  if you smell chemicals like liquid plumber or  antifreeze or rubbing alcohol coming from\

the ground  call  911

policeLIE
policeLIE

the police stretched 10 minutes into 90 minutes after 3 HOURS OF DETAINMENT AND INTERROGATION    she 'CONFESSED'   to go see her child !!!!!!  SHAME ON YOU PALISADE POLICE DEPT

jjensen_07
jjensen_07

the carbon monoxide was ruled out so you can all stop trying to back her up on that

Deborah Watts
Deborah Watts

HELL..O JUST LIKE WHAT I have been B*TCHn about to CITY OF DENVER NEGLIGENT POLICE DEPT. EXCEPT NO DEAD KIDS in Denver YET. ONLY in NEGLIGENT Colorado! I HAVE VIDEO OF A WOMAN OUT SIDE MY HOUSE, LEAVING HER KIDS IN THE RUNNING CAR. THEN GOT IN ANOTHER CAR BENT OVER AS IF SHE DID A LINE! I COULD NOT EVEN CALL THE COPS..DUE TO THEIR PREJUDICE AND NEGLIGENCE! NO PROBLEM IN THIS CRIME FILLED HOOD. A month later I sent it to an officer. YOU WANT IT? SO When they find her kids DEAD, it will not be a surprise!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

This is way too sad to say much . I have a difficult time watching local news programs this time of year due to the abundance of feel good segments, mixed in w/ such tragedies as this where an infant perishes. And for what ? A quick 'vinegar stroke' ?

No,  prison is NOT an appropriate sentence for the mother BUT should her remaining son pull through, custody should IMMEDIATELY go to the nearest RESPONSIBLE next of kin, where he should remain til the mother has completed YEARS of vigorous treatment !

Should she end up burying BOTH siblings, I really can't see her avoiding at least one criminally negligent homicide if not facing charges in both tragic deaths . Who's to say the stupid guy didn't tell her to leave the kids. Assuring her they would be okay.

Regardless of your stance on the matter, there is much to learn before we can nail her to a stake & light the torch ................

Nicole Mills
Nicole Mills

What is up with Western Slope women being uber-whores? First there was Paige Birgfeld (Grand Junction TRICK who went missing and ultimately turned up dead) and now this pig.

Deb Paone
Deb Paone

We REALLY need a DIS-like button!

Denver Tina
Denver Tina

It's possible she didn't know carbon monoxide was seeping in her truck. In fact, it sounds like she didn't know that at all. If her plan was to kill her children, she would have let the other boy die, too.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

They regulate marijuana, but not breeding?

-- Regulation Works ! --

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

This is enough to make me sick to my stomach. If getting penis is that important or whatever she was doing. Hire a Babysitter.

Veronica Chacon
Veronica Chacon

stupid bitch. it pisses me off to hear mothetsrs putting their kids at risk for the sake of a a boyfriend or a man for that matter!!

smigrobustus
smigrobustus

That stupid guy could have told her ANYTHING, the kids are HER responsibility, NOT his.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

R.I.P. second child ......

The state should eliminate her having any additional children w/ a welding torch !

agcoups
agcoups

The Toyota 4 Runner was hers, not the car. 

SeizeTheDay
SeizeTheDay

@Denver Tina No, she may not have known it was leaking in her truck, but shouldn't she have known not to leave her two small children in the car?

jjensen_07
jjensen_07

her boy friend was at home she did the same thing to my brother shes a cheater

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