Aaron Beck, a thirty-seven-year-old father from Virginia, committed suicide shortly after forgetting his eighteen-month-old son in a hot car.
Anderson, the sweet and loving child of Aaron’s, passed away due to heatstroke due to being left behind in the car. When police arrived at Aaron’s house, they found Anderson’s empty car seat and an open car door leading into the house, where they discovered Anderson’s deceased body.
His father was found dead in the woods behind their home.
Words cannot adequately describe how deeply painful it must be to lose two loved ones so suddenly and unexpectedly.
The shock felt by family and friends is heartbreakingly familiar to anyone who has experienced such a tragedy.
Anderson was a beloved son, brother, grandson, and cousin. He had touched many lives in his short time on earth with his intelligence and loving personality.
Aaron Beck was also known for being generous and gentle with Anderson, showing the potential of parenting and human connection.
In light of this tragedy, a gofundme page has been set up to help ease the financial burden of such an unfathomable loss.
Chesterfield County Officer Chris Hensley commented on the impact of such an event, noting that it affects many people in numerous ways.
Our sincerest thoughts and prayers are with Anderson’s family during this difficult time. The outpouring of condolences from the community is a testament to how much Anderson’s life was valued by so many people who knew him.
May his memory forever remind us to treasure every moment we have with our loved ones.
We can all take away something from this tragedy- that life is precious and can be taken away in an instant.
Appreciate your loved ones, check in on them often, and never forget how much they mean to you. Let us keep Anderson’s family in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Rest In Peace, Anderson.