New Jersey Toddler Found Dead in Septic Tank
A two-year-old girl from New Jersey was found dead in a septic tank near her home, police said.
The toddler suddenly disappeared while playing with her four siblings outside the family's home in Lakewood. Her mother, Marina Matias, called the police who found a hole in the ground.
“The search teams found a small, approximately three-foot-wide hole in the yard, apparently to a septic tank, and called in the Lakewood Township Public Works Department to pump out the water in the tank,” Ocean County Prosecutor Marlene Lynch Ford told The Newark Star-Ledger.
“At approximately 7:30 p.m., the water level had been dropped and police and emergency personnel unfortunately made visual observation of the body of a child in that tank.”
The girl's name has not yet been released, and police are still investigating how the toddler fell into the septic system.