Kansas Foster Baby Dead After Being Left in Car
Male guardian booked but not charged
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2014 5:51 AM CDT
Police tape surrounds a car outside a Wichita, Kan., where a 10-month-old girl died.   (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Matt Riedl)

(Newser) – A baby in Kansas is dead after being left in the back seat of a car for two hours, reports AP. A male foster parent, 29, has been arrested, but not charged, on suspicion of aggravated endangerment in the death of the 10-month-old girl. Authorities say Seth Jackson picked up the child from the baby-sitter, returned home, and went inside the house with another 5-year-old child. Two hours later, he said something on TV jogged his memory. By the time he and his partner—who faces no charges—raced out to the vehicle on the 90-degree day, the girl was dead.

The two men had cared for the baby nearly all her life and planned to adopt her, reports the Wichita Eagle. She had been placed in the foster system after being born in Topeka with drugs in her system. The couple also were caring for the girl's two older sisters, along with four other children. “These kids were their life,” says a neighbor. “That’s what they lived for. You could tell.” The girl's maternal grandmother is angry and demanding to know where her other two grandkids are. "I want answers," Cindy Poe tells AP. "I want to know why my grandbaby was in that car."

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Jul 27, 2014 7:43 PM CDT
When putting your baby in the car seat in the back, put your left shoe next to the seat. You won't go far without your shoe, and see the baby when you go back for your shoe - I hope.
Jul 27, 2014 11:06 AM CDT
I don't give a s*it if the "Foster Parents" were heterosexual or homosexual; the reality is that this poor baby (who was sadly born with drugs in her system) was left to die in a hot car. I have read two other articles in the past two weeks about adults who either 'forgot' a child or children in the car or think that cracking the window a little bit won't cause a problem. I don't understand how anyone can be that stupid and uninformed.
Mark Dreher
Jul 26, 2014 5:31 PM CDT
Holy smokes. What is going on with this? We have never had this problem, before.