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Christmas Eve vigil planned for drowned 4-year-old

1 year 11 months 1 week ago December 24, 2014 Dec 24, 2014 Wednesday, December 24 2014 December 24, 2014 3:26 PM in News
Source: WBRZ / Associated Press
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - A Christmas Eve vigil is planned for a 4-year-old boy who died after falling into a water-filled hole earlier this week.

Family members and friends of Jassiah Clark scheduled a vigil for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on Robertson Avenue.

Clark was reported missing Saturday. His mother said he disappeared while playing in the front yard, and the family searched for hours before notifying police.

Investigators found Clark's body submerged in the hole near his home Monday, two days after the report was filed. Parish workers said it was part of a sewer pump which had been filled in back in September, but heavy rains had washed the fill out and replaced it with water.

An autopsy revealed Clark's death was caused by accidental drowning with hypothermia. Family members said they're still struggling to understand what happened.

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