Missing 5-year-old dies of accidental drowning

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities say a 5-year-old has died of an accidental drowning after she went missing Saturday in Jasper County.

On August 9, 2020, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office went to a home on S. Meadow Lane to help the Duquesne Police search for a missing 5-year-old girl. Sheriff Randee Kaiser says a K-9 officer was called to perform a track to help search the surrounding area.

During the search, members of the Duequesne Fire Department found the girl in a swimming pool at a home on 26th Street, a few blocks away from the home on S. Meadow Lane.

The Sheriff’s Office says medical officials took the girl to Freeman Hospital where she died. Authorities are calling her death an accidental drowning.