Toddler Drowns In Pond

A toddler drowned this week in a landscaping pond at her grandmother's residence in Pike County.

Pike County Coroner Russell Roberts says 16-month-old Shakira Marie Justice of Freeburn drowned in 18 inches of water Wednesday. She was found about 1:00PM on Wednesday and was taken to South Williamson Appalachian Regional Hospital where she died.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Marty Combs is investigating the drowning.