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Son falls asleep, wakes to find mother dead

WICHITA — When Wichita police responded to a home accident call at 1 a.m. Tuesday, they found a 44-year-old woman dead in the 300 block of North Parkdale Court.

The woman, on remission from leukemia, was required to be on oxygen, said Lt. Darras Delamaide, spokesman for the Wichita Police Department.

"Her son was to change the oxygen; he fell asleep instead," Delamaide said. "When he woke up, he found his mother was deceased."

The son is 19 years old.

Police have classified the incident as a home accident.

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