A 3-year-old girl died after she was allegedly left in a hot car for more than two hours while her mother allegedly tended to a marijuana growing operation in a residential neighborhood, according to police.
CPR was performed on the 3-year-old girl, identified as Jessica Campos. Campos was hospitalized at Kaweah Health Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.
Investigators said the girl had been left in a vehicle at the scene for two to three hours before she was found. It was at least 100 degrees outside the vehicle at the time, police said.
Detectives said the girl’s mother, 28-year-old Eustajia Mojica Dominguez, “had been tending to a marijuana grow and processing marijuana during the time the child was left in the vehicle.”
Four other children -- 15 and 11 years old, and two 9-month-olds -- were found at the residence and were turned over to Child Welfare Services, police said.
Four other adults were also at the residence. Araceli Mojica, Emmanuel Ortiz-Aguilar, Valentin Aguilar Ortiz and Victor Flores Corona were each booked at the Tulare County Pretrial Facility on child endangerment charges.
Police found 150 marijuana plants and approximately 200 pounds of processed marijuana at the residence. Related drug charges were recommended to the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office, Visalia Police said.