- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - State officials are investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl at a foster home in a Wichita suburb.

Sedgwick County officials say the girl died last Thursday at the home in Bel Aire. Sheriff Jeff Easter says the girl’s 18-year-old mother was sleeping with her on a couch and apparently rolled on top of the child. He says the investigation is continuing but the girl’s death appears to be an accident.

Easter says a preliminary autopsy found no traumatic injuries on the girl.

The Wichita Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1A59XeH ) the child was not in foster care. However, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment is investigating because the death occurred at a foster home. Placements at the home are on hold while officials review the death.

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Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, https://www.kansas.com

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