An investigation is under way in Grady County into the death of a 2-year-old foster child.


An investigation is under way in Grady County into the death of a 2-year-old foster child.

Department of Humans Services officials said Monday that the child, SkyDawn Word, drowned Sunday afternoon in Chickasha.

DHS spokesman George Johnson says the agency is cooperating with law enforcement officials to determine how the child died and who is responsible. No charges have been filed in the case.

Johnson says other children in state care who reside at the same foster home as SkyDawn have been removed to other homes and facilities. He says he does not know how many other foster children lived at the home.

Johnson says SkyDawn drowned in an aboveground, backyard swimming pool. But he says the agency is prevented from releasing any more details until charges are filed.

 

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