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Balto. Co. police investigate death of child left in car

Baltimore County police said Monday they are investigating the death of a toddler who was left by her foster mother in a car outside an Edgemere church earlier this month.

No one has been charged, police said. Police found the 13-month-old girl around noon Aug. 21 outside Shiloh Baptist Church on Sycamore Avenue.

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A woman who worked at the church had planned to take the girl, who was her foster child, to a daycare center next to the church, police said. She started talking to someone in the parking lot, and then walked into the church, leaving the girl in the car.

When the woman returned, she found the child in cardiac arrest and immediately called 911 and started CPR, police said.

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The child was identified as Paris Bena Hall of Randallstown. She was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and pronounced dead later that day.

The length of time the girl was left in the car is still under investigation, said police spokeswoman Elise Armacost.

All sudden deaths of children are investigated by the department's homicide unit, police said.

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