Day Care Where One-Year-Old Died Had Been Investigated Before

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ State regulators say they earlier had investigated the Wichita day care where a baby died Tuesday and were trying to inspect the home again just before the girl's death.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment spokesman Joe Blubaugh wouldn't discuss the reason for the visit. But he said yesterday that the object of their investigation probably wouldn't have led to an emergency suspension of the day care's license.

The department claims 13-month-old Kailee Hundley died after being partly strapped into an infant car seat that was too small for her and left for two and a half hours in a laundry bathroom.

Agency officials said the day-care provider, Jessica D. Cummings, discovered the girl slumped over and called 911. But the girl had died by the time help arrived, the department said.

Blubaugh said a state inspector had tried to check the home a few days before Kailee's death but couldn't reach Cummings.

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