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1-year-old found dead in playpen

WICHITA — Wichita police said the death of a 1-year-old boy in an east Wichita home this afternoon appears to be accidental.

Emergency dispatchers said the boy was found dead in a home in the 3800 block of East Orme about 2:30 p.m.

Lt. Ken Landwehr said the child, who was at the home of a baby-sitter, apparently died of asphyxiation after getting his head caught in a playpen.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, Landwehr said.

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