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.
Police say the girl's 29-year-old foster father picked her up from a babysitter at around 4:00 in the afternoon. They returned to the home along with a five-year-old child. Police say, somehow, the child was left behind in the car as the 29-year-old and the 5-year-old went inside.
The foster father's partner, a 26-year-old man who is also a foster parent, was in the backyard when they came home and didn't realize the young girl was not inside.
Police say the two were watching TV when they realized the girl was not in the house. They found the girl unresponsive, brought her inside and called 911.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the home and pronounced the girl dead.
Police took both men in for questioning, then arrested the 29-year-old on one count of Aggravated Child Endangerment. Police expect to present their case to the District Attorney's Office next week.
Police say the girl has lived with the foster parents since last fall, and they were in the process of adopting her. They adopted five and seven year old children. Those two were taken into police protective custody.
Three other foster children live in the home, they are staying with other family members.
Police do not know how hot it was in the car when the girl was found.
Police are tracking down family members before releasing any names.