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Child's death under investigation in Charlotte County

Posted at 9:53 AM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 09:53:27-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- A death investigation is underway in Charlotte County after a young child's body was found in a pond.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to the 31000 block of Washington Loop Road around 4:30 p.m. Sunday for a report of a missing child.

Prior to their arrival though, the 2-year-old's body was found in a pond on the family's property.

EMS responded to the scene, but life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.

There is still an active investigation in progress.