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(WICHITA, Kan.) -- A foster parent was arrested Friday in the death of a 10-month-old girl who had been left for hours in a hot car, according to Wichita, Kansas police.
Police officers got a call reporting a baby left on the backseat inside a car just before 7 p.m. on Thursday.
“We arrived on scene just a little before 7 p.m. on Thursday night,” Wichita Police Department spokesperson Lt. Dan East told ABC News. “The girl was unconscious and unresponsive.”
“She was sitting in the back seat of the car,” East said.
The child was pronounced dead minutes after paramedics arrived on the scene, according to a police report by the Wichita Police Department.
The foster child was in the care of two men, who were questioned by police on Thursday night.
“To our knowledge, the two men have four foster children,” East said. “One 5-year-old and one 7-year-old have been taken from the home and put in protective custody.”
“The 29-year-old dad picked up the girl from the babysitter and left her in the car,” he said.
“The two men were watching TV when the foster dad saw something that reminded him of the girl, and he ran outside and got the child out," East added. "They appeared really upset when we arrived on scene."
Shortly before 1 a.m. Friday, police officers arrested the 29-year-old, Seth Jackson, for aggravated child endangerment. The second man, 26, was not arrested.
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