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According to 11Alive, ATLANTA — Cobb County police are investigating after a toddler's body was found in the Chattahoochee River on Thursday, July 1, 2021. According to Wayne Delk, with Cobb County Police Department, the child was found in the river near 3444 Cobb Parkway around 10:30a The address is to the east of Vinings, near the Paces Mill Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Authorities said the child was discovered by firefighters who were on the river completing a water training exercise. The activity took place right next to Paces Mill Park — a unit of the Chattahoochee national recreation area. They estimate the toddler may have been in the water for a few days. At this time, authorities have not released the gender of the child, but they believe the toddler may be one to two years old. Cobb Police told 11Alive it was strange that they didn’t have any missing children reports. National Park Service oversees 48 miles of Chattahoochee River from Buford Dam to Peachtree Creek and surrounding land which is about 10k acres total.
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Level of Education: ELEMENTARY STUDENT
Foul Play Suspected: Yes
Suspected Suicide: No
Cause of Death: Undetermined / Unreleased
Found on July 1, 2021 - 705 days, 4 hours, 26 minutes ago
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Jul 02, 2021 at 17:57
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Aug 28, 2021 at 09:25
This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 4995
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Judaea RojoJuly 7, 2021 at 12:55 pm
7/02/21 Update: A sketch of the toddler has been released, and a woman connected to the death of the toddler has been arrested. More here: https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/cobb-county/woman-charged-death-toddler-found-chattahoochee-river-source-says/HTI7GPOLRBHYZLTWS4BWBZLVKA/