Johnson County Sheriff’s officials are investigating the death of a 13-month-old girl reportedly found in water at a residence Thursday evening.
Savannah Rhodes was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m. Thursday at Cook Children’s Medical Center, less than an hour and a half after deputies were called to a residence in the 1700 block of W. Cherry County on a report that the girl had been found in water and was not breathing.
When officers and emergency personnel arrived at the residence in unincorporated Johnson County, CPR was being performed on the girl. She was taken to the Fort Worth hospital via air ambulance, the release states.
Lt. Tim Jones, a sheriff spokesman, said the child was found in the family's bathtub.
The death was ruled an accidental drowning Friday afternoon by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office.
Marissa Gonzales, a CPS spokeswoman, said the child appears to have drowned in the bathtub.
She said three older siblings have been voluntarily placed with relatives by the children’s parents.
“It’s not an unusual step to place the children out of the home while the investigation is proceeding and we try to determine whether or not neglect factored in the death,” she said.
Gonzales said the family has no prior history with CPS.