LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas - The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a 1-year-old child was found dead inside a family pool on Monday afternoon.
According to a release, deputies were called out to a home on West Pine Street in the City of Daisetta, where a family reported their one-year-old girl was missing.
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Authorities said, a short time later, a member of the family found the girl dead in their above-ground swimming pool.
Deputies stated when medical personnel arrived, the girl was being given CPR but she didn’t respond.
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Investigators spoke to the parents who said the girl had been put down for a nap. When they checked on her about two hours later, she wasn’t in her bed.
Authorities said thinking the child had just walked away, a missing person call was made to the sheriff’s office but the child was found a short time later in the swimming pool.
An autopsy has been ordered and the investigation is ongoing.