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Young Girl Drowns In Pool

Young girl drowns in grandmother's pool.
VAN BUREN, AR--A 5-year-old Fayetteville girl drowned at her grandmother's home in Crawford County. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown says Alexandra Giles was swimming in the backyard pool when she somehow went under. Giles was visiting her grandmother in Van Buren along with her 17-year-old brother and his 16-year-old girlfriend.

Sheriff Brown says the grandmother left the three at home alone. The two teens told authorities they were talking when they noticed Alexandra was missing. They later told investigators they found her in the pool lifeless.

Giles was taken to an area hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Right now, her death is being investigated as an accidental drowning. Meanwhile, Giles' body has been sent to the state crime lab for an autopsy. Once results from the autopsy are released, the case will be turned over to prosecutors to determine whether or not charges will be filed.

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