Courtesy WVEC

YORK COUNTY -- A York County babysitter is charged in the death of a child in her care.

31-year-old Kayla Ziegenhagen of Challenger Avenue in the Landing at Langley Air Force Housing Complex was arrested Thursday after the 16-month-old girl died from strangulation, York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office said.

Investigators say a preliminary autopsy found the little girl died after she became entangled in a safety seat harness on August 12. They say she left the toddler and an 8-year-child where left unattended for several hours without supervision.

Ziegenhagen, who is charged with felony murder and two counts of felony child neglect, is being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.