Officers Discover Baby Dead in Car

Reporter: KAKE News

Police in Hays, KS, are investigating the death of an infant child that was left inside a locked car. Assistant Police Chief Philip Hartsfield says the discovery was made Thursday afternoon in a parking lot near 13th and Cedar in Hays.

Hartsfield says it's believed the baby was accidentally left inside the car sometime before 8:00 a.m.. The call to 911 came in at about 3:20 p.m.

"We do not have anybody arrested," says Hartsfield. "And we do not believe anybody would be a flight risk. We believe this is strictly an accident and have no indication of foul play."

"This is a tragic incident for our city," Hartsfield went on to say. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family."

The investigation is continuing and Hartsfield says officers are working with the county attorney in the event that charges, if any, would be filed.