On Monday, September 21, 2015, Deputies with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a missing 2 year old at 714 Abington Road Lenoir, NC. Once on scene members of the Sheriff’s Office along with the assistance of Gamewell Fire Department, and the Caldwell County Emergency Management conducted a search of the area for the child. Searches were made of the areas around the residence as well as a swimming pool located behind the residence where the body of the 2 year old child was located. Algae growth in the pool prevented searchers from seeing the bottom of the pool and divers were used to locate the child. The investigation in to this death is ongoing.
This is a tragic situation and we request everyone to keep this family in their prayers. Sheriff Alan C. Jones