Pastor: Boy found in trunk had keys with him

2-year-old discovered dead in car trunk had keys with him
Pastor: Boy found in trunk had keys with him
Isaiah Theis

The pastor of a Wisconsin family whose 2-year-old boy was found dead in the trunk of a car said the toddler had the keys to the car with him.

The Rev. Rick Van Gundy of St. Peter’s Community Church in Dresser said he got the information from the family of Isaiah Theis.

Gundy told The Associated Press Isaiah had several sets of keys with him when a deputy found his body Wednesday in the trunk of a car on his parents’ property, where the boy’s father runs an auto repair business.

Preliminary autopsy results said Isaiah likely died of hyperthermia due to the heat.

Polk County investigators have not yet said how Isaiah got in the trunk when he disappeared Tuesday night from his home near Centuria in western Wisconsin.

Hyperthermia is similar to hypothermia in that it relates to the temperature of the body, but results when the body is too hot versus too cold.