Lindenwold Man Charged in PATCO Parking Lot Toddler Death


Sixty-year-old Shelton Shambry faces fourth-degree abuse and neglect charges for accidentally leaving a 22-month-old in a van in the parking lot of the Lindenwold Speedline station.

By Matt Skoufalos | September 16, 2019

A 60-year-old man has been charged in the accidental death of a toddler that perished in a hot vehicle in the parking lot of the Lindenwold PATCO station last month.

Shelton Shambry of Lindenwold was charged with fourth-degree abuse and neglect for allegedly leaving the 22-month-old girl in the vehicle.

According to a statement from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO), Shambry was the baby’s legal guardian. He allegedly put her in the car before 6:30 a.m. August 16 and forgot she was there.

The baby was pronounced dead at the scene some nine-and-a-half hours later. The medical examiner ruled her death to be accidental “after an extensive investigation,” the CCPO noted.

Shambry was charged on a summons and released pending future court proceedings.

Anyone charged with a criminal offense is presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.

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