According to the British Sky News network, Maria Thomas, from Kansas City, Missouri, was charged with endangering the safety of a child.

On Friday afternoon, police responded to a report of a baby girl who was not breathing and had visible burns.

The little girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said a witness told paramedics that the mother put the baby down for a nap and accidentally put her in the oven instead of her bed.

He did not explain how this mistake was made.

“We acknowledge the horrific nature of this tragedy and our hearts are heavy with the loss of this precious life,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jan Peters Baker said in a statement. “We trust that the criminal justice system will respond appropriately to these terrible circumstances.”