A 3-month-old baby girl died after she was left in a car Saturday afternoon near Rose Hill, officials said.
Emergency crews were called at around 4 p.m. for a child not breathing. Paramedics pronounced a 3-month-old girl dead at the scene.
Investigators determined that the 44-year-old mother had taken her daughter with her to a baby shower, and she came home at around 12:30 p.m., Herzet said. The mom was tired and went in the house, gave other children chores to do and took a nap.
The woman woke up about three and a half hours later and remembered she forgot the baby in the car, Herzet said. The girl was lethargic and was not breathing, so she called 911. Butler County paramedics, two deputies and Rose Hill firefighters responded.
Temperatures at the time would have been in the 80s, Herzet said.
Results are pending from an autopsy performed Monday morning, Herzet said. The sheriff’s office investigation is ongoing, and the case will be presented to the county attorney for any determination of criminal charges
Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet said a 3-month-old girl died after the mom forgot her in a car near Rose Hill, KS after a Saturday baby shower. The vehicle would have been hot before her June 8, 2019 death.