Police are investigating the drowning of a baby girl. One-year-old Jaden Roberts died Thursday morning. Police say she drowned in a bathtub. Investigators were called to the baby's house in Sedamsville, after a neighbor called 911. Police were still interviewing witnesses Thursday night, but said all reports are that the baby's mother turned her back for just a minute while the child stayed in the tub. Police have not yet determined if it was criminal or simply a tragic mistake.
Childcare experts say those types of mistakes can happen to any parent. Dr. Richard Ruddy, of Children's Hospital, tells Fox 19, "The good news is it's a relatively rare event that probably happens 50 or 75 times a year in this country and it probably, of those, still probably a half are occurring in bathtubs or bathtubs equivalents." In 1999, six people drowned in Hamilton County. One of them was under a year old, two were between the ages of one and four, and one was between the ages of 15 and 19 years old.