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07:10  12 june  2019
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“ It was approximately 79 degrees that afternoon and inside a vehicle it gets much hotter . The timeline looks to be about 15 or 16 hours the child was left in the “ It is absolutely heartbreaking when you have a life lost at any age, but when it is a child this young it really hits home for most people,” he adds.

A Kansas 3-month-old died after being left inside a hot car over the weekend, prompting Sheriff Kelly Herzet, describing the case as “ a tragedy ,” said that the mother, 44, called for help on June 8 When she later awoke, she realized she left the baby in the car . “ It ’s very hard for us to work this case.

Kansas police are investigating the death of a 3-month-old girl who was left inside a hot car for several hours last weekend.

Investigators said the child's mother called for help around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, but the child was not breathing and died at the scene, according to KAKE-TV. This is the 11th child who has died in a hot car this year, according to, a non-profit safety organization, following a record 52 deaths last year.

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Authorities say a 3-month-old girl has died after being left in a hot car in south-central Kansas . Investigators determined that the mother took the infant with her to a baby shower that morning. Herzet says that when she came home around noon, she went inside and decided to take a nap.

Police said she had been in the hot car for about 16 hours . The family friend stressed what happened was a mistake that happens too often. For live, local news, download the KRONon app. It lets you watch commercial-free news from the Bay Area's Local News Station on multiple streaming

The mother told authorities she had returned from a baby shower around 12:30 p.m. and forgot the baby in the car when she went inside to take a nap, KAKE reported.

"She had commented that she had been very tired," said Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet, according to KAKE. "She'd been up some of the night before off and on. Don't know if it was with children or for what reason, but she felt like she needed a nap. She laid down about 12:30 p.m. and slept 'til about 4 o'clock."

He added, "It is a tragedy. A three-month-old child dying, whether it be in the hands of a perpetrator or in a car, is still a child."

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The baby's death comes a week after 11-month-old Joseline Eichelberger fell victim to the same fate in Missouri after being left inside a car for 15 hours, police said. Both of her parents were charged this week with second-degree involuntary manslaughter in her death, according to FOX 2 in St. Louis.

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Butler County sheriff's deputies have announced that a 3-month-old girl is dead after the baby 's mother accidentally left her in a vehicle.The incident happened in a rural part of Deputies say that the little girl's mother was feeling tired after arriving back to her home and went inside her home to take a nap.

A baby in South Carolina has died after being left for hours in a hot car . North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor reports the baby 's The infant was left inside the car on a day where the National Weather Service says temperatures reached 85 degrees. Pryor says the man's wife called recommends that parents check the back door of their vehicle every time they park to ensure that no one is left behind, and that they leave an essential item, such as their phone or handbag, in the back seat to help enforce the habit.

Jan Null, an adjunct professor of meteorology at San Jose State University, told USA TODAY earlier this year that heatstroke is the leading cause of death in vehicles for children ages 14 and under.

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Temperatures inside can reach as high as 130 degrees, even when external temperatures are in the 70s or 80s, as direct sunlight heats objects inside the car. The body's natural cooling methods, like sweating, begin to falter once the body's core temperature reaches around 104 degrees. Death can occur at 107 degrees.

'Heartbreaking': Missouri baby dies after being left in hot car for 15 hours, police say

'Heartbreaking': Missouri baby dies after being left in hot car for 15 hours, police say 11-month-old Joseline Eichelberger is one of more than 800 children who have died inside hot cars since 1998, according to Police in the St. Louis suburb of Calverton Park have promised to work with the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office on a thorough investigation into her death, according to FOX 4 in Kansas City. Calverton Park public information officer Chris Robertson told FOX 4 that temperatures that afternoon reached about 79 degrees, and the interior of the car could have been much hotter.

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Children are especially vulnerable in hot cars. They have difficulty getting out of cars on their own, and their respiratory and circulatory systems cannot handle heat as well as those of adults. More than 50% of cases of a child dying in a hot car involve a parent or caregiver who forgot the child inside the vehicle.

July is typically the deadliest month for children in cars, with a record 16 deaths in 1999, Null said.

Forgetting a child inside a car can happen to anyone, Arizona State University psychologist Gene Brewer told USA TODAY last year.

"Memory failures are remarkably powerful, and they happen to everyone," Brewer said. "There is no difference between gender, class, personality, race or other traits. Functionally, there isn’t much of a difference between forgetting your keys and forgetting your child in the car."

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