Maui girl dies in locked car with no door handles

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 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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