Girl’s death may be tied to the heat

Los Angeles Times - - OBITUARIES - — Veron­ica Rocha

High tem­per­a­tures are be­ing blamed for the death of a 3-year-old Pomona girl who was found un­con­scious in her fam­ily’s ve­hi­cle.

Kiara Li was found about 4:55 p.m. Sun­day in­side the ve­hi­cle on Ran­cho Ju­rupa Place af­ter a fam­ily out­ing, the Pomona Po­lice Depart­ment said. Her par­ents and sib­lings said they thought she had got­ten out of the ve­hi­cle when they did.

Kiara was taken to Pomona Val­ley Hos­pi­tal, but she never re­gained con­scious­ness.

Po­lice said they be­lieve that the death was heat-re­lated but that an au­topsy will be per­formed. Tem­per­a­tures in the area were in the mid-80s for most of Sun­day.

Af­ter Kiara’s death, de­tec­tives went to the fam­ily’s home to in­ves­ti­gate, though foul play is not sus­pected.

“Our ini­tial find­ings are con­sis­tent with this in­ci­dent be­ing a tragic ac­ci­dent,” po­lice said in a state­ment.

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