Cindy Poe, Kadillak's biological grandmother, drove overnight from Topeka to see her granddaughter one last time. Officers told her she wouldn't get that chance. "I mean what else can a grandma ask for," said Poe.
Seth Jackson, 29, and his partner adopted two kids and fostered four others. Kadillak was their youngest. "They're nice people," said neighbor George Dasis. "I see them everyday and wave to them."
Thursday evening, life at their south Wichita home changed drastically. "The child had been picked up from the babysitter's somewhere around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, had been brought home, and then somehow forgotten inside of the vehicle," said Lt. Todd Ojile, Wichita Police.
For 2 1/2 hours, Kadillak sat alone, strapped into a car seat, in the back of a Dodge Charger. The outside temperature soared above 90 degrees, but inside the vehicle was much hotter.
"The second male that lived in the house was in the backyard of the residence," said Ojile. "He came in a short time later and he believed all the children were downstairs playing."
Police say something on the television triggered their memory and when they rushed outside to get Kadillak it was too late. The car was too hot. "I said God help that little child," said Dasis. "It probably went to heaven. And help the people who did it because it was dumb."
Poe says she felt good about her granddaughter living with Jackson. She says Kadillak's birth mother is on drugs and she thought living with the foster family would give her a better life. She just wants to know how her granddaughter could've been forgotten. "I want answers but nobody can give me no answers," said Poe.