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UPDATE: Water-Related Death Involving Child Near East End, 4 January

18th January, 2019 Police Headlines

UPDATE as of 18 January 2019

The RCIPS would like to inform that a post-mortem examination of the child victim in this matter was conducted by a pediatric pathologist; the examination confirmed a finding of drowning as the cause of death.

The age of the victim, a girl, was 22 months.

The Police investigation into this matter has not yet concluded, however, there are no suspicious circumstances at this time.

Detectives are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything that evening that may assist in this investigation to contact either Inspector Kevin Ashworth, Head of the Family Support Unit, at Kevin.Ashworth@rcips.ky or the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.  Anonymous tips can be submitted directly to police or through Crime Stoppers at 800-8477 or online.

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This evening, Friday, 4 January, just before 6PM, police responded to a residence off Austin Connolly Drive in East End regarding a report of a missing young child.  Shortly after arrival police were informed that the child had been found by a family member in the water along the shoreline.

The child, a girl, just under two years old, was conveyed by ambulance to GTH, where she was pronounced dead. 

The incident is under police investigation.