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TODDLER dies after being left in car

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BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) _ A 14-month-old Oklahoma boy has died after apparently being left in a car at a rural Baxter Springs baseball field.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death on Saturday afternoon but declined to release details Sunday.

Jasper County, Mo., Coroner Ron Mosbaugh identified the baby as Brooks Walden, of Claremore, Okla., and said he may have been left in the car for up to two hours.

He said the boy was dead on arrival St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin.

Baxter Springs Police Chief David Edmondson, who was watching an American Legion baseball game at the park Saturday afternoon, said he saw the child's parents in the parking lot and called for an ambulance.

Mosbaugh said the infant's body was released to the Shawnee County, Kan., medical examiner's office in Topeka.

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