Authorities say a 3-month-old girl has died after being left in a hot car in south-central Kansas.

Butler County Sheriff Kelly Herzet says emergency crews responded around 4 p.m. Saturday to a home near Rose Hill and pronounced the baby dead at the scene. Investigators determined that the mother took the infant with her to a baby shower that morning. Herzet says that when she came home around noon, she went inside and decided to take a nap. Several older children were in the home.

Herzet says she realized after waking up that the baby was still in the car. He says she ran outside, found the infant unresponsive and called 911. An investigation is ongoing.

Rose Hill is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Wichita.

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