Police investigate infant's drowning death in southern Illinois - KMOV.com

Police investigate infant's drowning death in southern Illinois

SHAWNEETOWN, Ill. (KMOV) -- Police are investigating after 17-month-old girl drowned in Shawneetown Wednesday evening. 

Police said 17-month-old Charisma McGuire drowned after a vehicle she and her mother, Kaylan Perry, were sitting in rolled into the Ohio River.

Authorities said the vehicle totally submerged and Kaylan was able to escape. The baby did not survive.

Police said there was no indication of foul play.

An autopsy is pending.

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