WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita police are investigating another case of child endangerment. The fourth in just days.
It happened around 9 p.m. Thursday near 31st Street North and Broadway.
Someone called 911 worried about the welfare of an 8-year-old girl living in the neighborhood.
“The report that the police were given was this child was being locked out of the house and was not being properly fed,” said Lt. Doug Nolte, Wichita Police Department.
Officers arrived and talked with the parent.
Electricity in the home was recently shut off, and officers found unsanitary conditions inside.
“There was no food in the apartment and what food was there was not edible at all. There was also several pets living in the residence creating a foul odor and unsanitary places to live,” said Nolte.
The child was taken into protective custody.
The Exploited and Missing Children’s Unit is looking into the case to see whether there will be an arrest.