Child Dies At Local Day Care

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February 16, 2011

A one-year-old child was found dead at a home day care facility in Wichita.

Police were called to the home in the 3800 block of East Orme after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday.

Police Lieutenant Ken Landwehr said the child may have died from asphyxiation in a playpen. Landwehr said there is no evidence of foul play or trauma.

State Health officials said this is the first infant death related to cribs and playpens not related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, since they started collecting data in 2007.

Wichita Police are still awaiting autopsy results.


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