Police investigate toddler’s drowning death
AURORA, Colo. – Police are investigating the drowning death of a two-year-old boy that occurred Friday night at 170 S. Sable Blvd. The victim’s name has not been released.
Initially, police responded to the scene after the toddler was reported missing around 9:15 p.m. Officers found the boy in a pond within the apartment complex and immediately pulled him from the water and began CPR.
The victim was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
“I see kids playing in the trench all the time,” said neighbor Olivia Simpson. “When I saw the flowers and teddy bear, I knew that a toddler had fallen into the pond.
“It’s dangerous. It’s all about really watching your kids and keeping them away and letting them see the importance of how dangerous it is.”
“The Crimes Against Children Unit was called to the scene to investigate,” according to Aurora Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson. “They learned that the boy and his two older siblings were dropped off at a babysitter’s apartment by their mother on her way to work. This case is on-going and it is unknown at this time if any criminal charges will result.”
If anyone has any information or concerns about this incident, please call Detective Doug Kasten at 303-739-6208.
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