According to an arrest report, Michael Anthony Thigpen admitted to police that he left his three children in a van June 10 which resulted in the death of his baby, and the hospitalization of his two other small children.

Thigpen was arrested Thursday, Sept. 18, and charged for the death of his child.

Authorities found the dead child and her two siblings in a trailer in John’s Mobile Home Park in Auburn.

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department conducted a lengthy investigation into the death of the baby.

According to the police report, Thigpen admitted he left the children in the van and went inside the trailer and fell asleep. He advised once he realized the children were in the vehicle, he brought them inside the trailer attempting to cool them down.

The two other small children had to be transported to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. An autopsy was conducted on the deceased child Sunday, June 11 in Madisonville.

Thigpen is lodged in the Logan County Detention Center and is being charged with one count of 2nd degree manslaughter, three counts of 1st degree wanton endangerment, three counts of 1st degree neglect and three counts of tampering with physical evidence.

The investigation was conducted by Detective Charles Dauley and Detective Kevin Bibb of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department. Also involved were the Logan County Department of Community Based Services.