- Associated Press - Thursday, August 23, 2018

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - A 2-year-old girl has apparently drowned after wandering away from her Mississippi home.

Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge told news outlets that deputies were called about a missing child around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Investigators say Ida Landrum apparently got out of the front door of her home. Her body was found in a nearby pond about an hour later.

Hodge says it appeared the girl drowned.

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