11-month-old dies after being left in hot car in Missouri

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Authorities say an 11-month-old girl has died after being locked inside a car for 15 or 16 hours in suburban St. Louis.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District received a call around 4:30 p.m. Sunday about an infant who wasn't breathing and found the child unresponsive in Calverton Park. First responders were unable to revive her.

It's unclear why the child, identified as Joseline Eichelberger, was left inside the car for so long. The high temperature in St. Louis on Sunday was 79 degrees. Police have questioned two persons of interest in the girl's death.

Kansas law went into effect last year that legally protects good Samaritans who break into vehicles to save overheating pets and people. Missouri has a similar law.

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