Crime Toddler Died of Heatstroke After Being Left in Hot Car in 2020, and Mom Is Charged with Murder Natalie Broussard was arrested Wednesday following her indictment last month By Chris Harris Chris Harris Twitter Chris Harris has been a senior true crime reporter for PEOPLE since late 2015. An award-winning journalist who has worked for Rolling Stone and MTV News, Chris enjoys prog rock, cycling, Marvel movies, IPAs, and roller coasters. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 20, 2021 03:26 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Natalie Broussard, Ryatt Hensley. Photo: Facebook Authorities have apprehended the 28-year-old mother of Ryatt Hensley, the 2-year-old boy who died in September 2020 from heatstroke after being left in a hot car. Natalie Broussard was indicted last month on a second-degree murder charge in connection with her son's 2020 death. On Monday, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office asked on social media for the public's help in finding Broussard. On Wednesday night, Broussard was taken into custody, police confirmed in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. She is being held without bond. Ryatt died on Sept. 27, 2020, after he was discovered inside a hot vehicle. It is unclear how long Ryatt is believed to have been in the vehicle prior to being found. The circumstances of how he was in the vehicle alone were also not immediately clear. La. Boy, 2, Died of Heatstroke After Mom Allegedly Left Him in Car Police were called to Broussard's home in Duson that afternoon just before 2 p.m. An autopsy confirmed the child died from heatstroke. Broussard has yet to appear before a judge to plead to the charge. Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Sign up for PEOPLE's free True Crime newsletter for breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases. PEOPLE was unable to identify her attorney, if she has one. On average, 26 percent of U.S. hot car deaths are the result of children getting into vehicles on their own and not being able to get out, KidsandCars.org reported. To avoid hot car deaths, KidsandCars.org recommends parents keep their vehicles locked at all times, never leave car keys within reach of children, and teach children to honk the horn if they become stuck inside a car.