Three-year-old had heart disease

A three-year-old Taft girl died of natural causes, the Kern County Coroner said Monday afternoon.

Kylie Rose Ricards died on Aug. 19 at a home in the 300 block of San Emidio Street despite efforts of firefighters and paramedics to save her.

The girl's death was attributed to hypertrophic heart disease and the manner was accidental, the Coroner said in a news release.