Georgia father in jail, allegedly left twin daughters in hot car

Police respond outside the Carrollton duplex to arrest the toddlers' father. (CBS News)

UPDATE: A Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman says autopsies on twin girls pulled from a hot car in Carrollton, Georgia, will be done at the GBI’s crime lab.

GBI spokesman Scott Dutton said results will be shared with the local coroner and others investigating the Thursday deaths of the 15-month-old twin girls.

Local news outlets report that the girls’ father, 24-year-old Asa North of Carrollton, was arrested early Friday. Carroll County Jail records show that North is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless conduct.

Carrollton police say neighbors tried to save the babies by using ice packs and putting them in a baby pool behind the duplexes, but they were pronounced dead at a hospital.

CARROLLTON, Ga (AP) — A man is in jail and charged with the deaths of his twin daughters after they were found in a hot car.

Police say 24-year-old Asa North left his 16-month-old daughters in the back seat of an SUV parked in front of a Carrollton duplex. They say the girls were in the car for an unknown amount of time Thursday afternoon.

The girls had just turned 16-months-old the day they died.

Carrollton Police Department Capt. Chris Dobbs says when officers arrived, they were directed behind the duplex to a baby pool, where people were holding the girls in the water and some had ice packs. They told officers they were trying to cool the girls off.

The twins were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Police say the mother was in Atlanta visiting her sister in a hospital at the time.

High temperatures in the area Thursday were in the 90s.

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