Family of West Chester woman speaks out

Aman and Patrice
Aman and Patrice

By Stefano DiPietrantonio - email

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Family and friends of Patrice Battle are coping with her loss.

The body of the 33-year-old single mother was pulled from a West Chester retention pond on Monday after someone called police about tire tracks headed to the pond. She had last been seen on Thursday morning.

Battle's daughter, Aman Battle, spoke exclusively with FOX19. She says she and her family are doing as best as they can, coping with the sad news.

Aman says she overheard police telling her family that it was in fact her mother that they pulled out of the pond.

Aman's uncle, Greg Evans, says the family is pulling together.

"She was always someone that would help somebody and many people can attest to that," said Evans.

"God gave a songwriter a song at one point and it was we'll understand it by and by and some questions you can't get an answer to right now and some things it's in the by and by," said close family friend Rev. Jackie Jackson.

Aman says police told her a deer might have startled Patrice and cause her to swerve of the road into the pond. Police have ruled her cause of death as accidental drowning.

Though she is grieving, Aman beamed whenever she remembered something about her mom.

"Just ya' know, the simple moments, watching TV together," said Aman. "She was a great mother, great mother, great mother, I felt loved every day of my life."

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