NR 22-06 Sheriff’s Office conducting child drowning death investigation

February 3, 2022 - 8:44 pm Author: Category:

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation that occurred January 27, 2021, at a residence on US Highway 1 in Grant.   Deputies responded to the residence at approximately 11:15 a.m. after the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing child.  Upon arrival, deputies met with the caller who advised that an eighteen-month-old child was missing from the residence.  A search was conducted in the area that led to the discovery of the child near the residence in the Indian River.  Lifesaving measures were immediately initiated and the child was transported to a hospital and later pronounced deceased.

The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the name of the victim at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who may have information about this investigation is asked to please call Agent Vince Bustillo of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 321-633-8413 or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).  All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential and callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

For additional information concerning this News Release, please call PIO Tod Goodyear of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at 321-501-7594.