Maui girl dies in locked car with no door handles

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Posted: Sep 18, 2014 3:05 PM

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui police say a 4-year-old girl has died after she apparently accidentally locked herself inside a car with no inside door handles.

Authorities identified the girl as Kaiohu Kapu. She was found last month in the car outside a Lahaina apartment complex.

Police say one of the girl's parents bought the car with the inside handles already missing.

The Maui News (http://ow.ly/BEBT6 ) reported Thursday the parent found the girl lying face-down on the floor of the car's backseat. She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police say Kaiohu and her family had returned from a trip to the beach, and she took a nap with a parent.

The parent told police the girl woke up and likely went to the car to get her blanket.

No charges have been filed. The investigation is ongoing, and a final autopsy report is pending.

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Information from: The Maui News, http://www.mauinews.com