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Autopsy to be performed on North Port toddler that died Tuesday

Posted: 11:12 AM, Jul 18, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-18 15:21:45Z
Autopsy to be performed on North Port toddler
Autopsy to be performed on North Port toddler

NORTH PORT, Fla. -- We are learning new details about the devastating death of a toddler in North Port on Tuesday.

20-month-old Ava Perry was reported missing by her parents Tuesday afternoon.  Shortly after, she was found in a canal a half-mile from her home .

Tuesday, neighbors, friends and family have been placing notes, flowers and balloon near the spot Ava was found.

Police say they are working with the Department of Children and Families on the case as a tragic accident.

There is still a very active investigation ongoing.

An autopsy is being performed Tuesday to determine the cause of death.