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One arrested after baby dies in hot car in S. Wichita

Wichita police say a 10-month-old baby was left alone in a hot car for two to two and a half hours Thursday afternoon. The girl was found dead at around 6:40 pm in the 1500 block of S. Topeka.

Foster dad going to prison for child's hot car death

A man who pleaded guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter in the death of a young girl last summer will serve 32 months in prison and another 24 months of supervision after release.

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TFI placements allowed again following suspension

The Kansas Department of Children and Family (DCF) said Friday placement of foster children in TFI sponsored homes is allowed again, following a two-week suspension.

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FF12: Hot car death prompts drug test discussion

Hot car death investigation prompts DCF and KDHE to discuss requiring drug tests for foster parents. FactFinder 12 obtains arrest affidavit for Seth Jackson case that shows Jackson and his partner smoked marijuana while child was left in the car.

Seth Jackson released on bond

The foster father accused of leaving his 10-month-old girl in a hot car resulting in her death was released on bond sometime Saturday afternoon.

Foster father's attorney calls murder charges 'ludicrous'

Family and friends say Seth Jackson waited his entire life to become a foster parent. Now, Jackson faces a life behind bars for what prosecutors are calling murder of his 10-month-old foster daughter.

Former co-worker shocked at first-degree murder charge

Some were surprised after the judge told Seth Jackson he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 10-month-old foster daughter.

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DA: Jackson was high when he left baby in hot car

Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said in court Friday the reason Seth Jackson's bond was increased to $250,000 was because facts indicated Jackson was high on the day he left 10-month-old Kadillak Poe-Jones in a hot car. Kadillak died from hyperthermia.

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Prosecutors: Seth Jackson high when daughter died

Heatstroke/Hyperthermia Vehicular Deaths - click on the map

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2014 Child Heatstroke Deaths

Date Location Temperature Name Age
07/24/14 Wichita, KS 90° Girl 10 mo
07/11/14 Port Huron, MI 77° Derrick Holmom 5 yr
07/07/14 Ridgefield, CT 88° Benjamin Seitz 15 mo
07/06/14 El Paso, TX 95° Hailey Marie Harper 2 yr
07/03/14 Lancaster, SC 91° Logan Cox 3 yr
06/18/14 Cobb County, GA 91° Cooper Harris 22 mo
06/16/14 Rockledge, FL 91° Anna Marie Lillie 9 mo
06/12/14 Ardmore, OK 84° Mason Ryan Wood 2 mo
06/10/14 Flint, TX 88° Bella Lindstrom 4 yr
06/08/14 Sarasota, FL 85° Alejandra Hernandez 2 yr
06/04/14 Dolgeville, NY 73° Sophia Lea Marie Lyon 15 mo
05/25/14 Florence, SC 86° Jeremiah A. Kennedy 13 mo
05/25/14 Princeton, IL 84° Logan Jacobs 5 yr
05/12/14 Clarkston, GA 87° Julius Meh 2 yr
05/08/14 Hartsville, SC 93° Sophia Goyeneche 13 mo
04/29/14 Bakersfield, CA 87° Fernando Velasquez 5 yr
04/22/14 North Richland Hills, TX 84° Aurora Hollingsworth 17 mo
04/16/14 San Jose, CA 80° Giovanni Alonzo Hernandez 9 mo

Yearly Children Heatstroke Deaths

Deaths by State




» Total number of U.S. heatstroke deaths of children left in cars, 2014: 18
» Total number of U.S. heatstroke deaths of children left in cars, 2013: 44
» Total number of U.S. heatstroke deaths of children left in cars, 1998-present: 624
» Average number of U.S. child heatstroke fatalities per year since 1998: 38
An examination of media reports about the 606 child vehicular heatstroke deaths for an fourteen year period (1998 through 2013) shows the following circumstances:
» 51% - child "forgotten" by caregiver (312 Children)
» 29% - child playing in unattended vehicle (177)
» 18% - child intentionally left in vehicle by adult (111)
» 1% - circumstances unknown (6)

*Source: ggweather.com

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