- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - A 2-year-old girl died after falling into an underground septic tank near Custer.

Evelyn Ferraro was reported missing about 9 a.m. Friday from a mobile home court 3 miles west of Custer.

A Custer County sheriff’s deputy found the underground tank adjacent to the yard where the child was reported missing. Officials drained the tank and found the girl inside, unresponsive. She died at a Custer hospital later in the morning.

Sheriff Rick Wheeler tells The Associated Press that authorities assume the girl drowned. An autopsy is not planned.

Wheeler declined to provide other details of the incident, citing the ongoing investigation. He said no criminal charges are likely.

A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Little White Church in Hill City.

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