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Coroner: 4-year-old died from accidental drowning with signs of hypothermia

Jassiah Clark (Source: Family) Jassiah Clark (Source: Family)
Flowers have been set by the site where Jassiah's body was found (Source: WAFB) Flowers have been set by the site where Jassiah's body was found (Source: WAFB)
Authorities have covered the hole and put up barricades (Source: WAFB) Authorities have covered the hole and put up barricades (Source: WAFB)
Family members at the site (Source: WAFB) Family members at the site (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Preliminary autopsy results have been released for the 4-year-old who was found dead in a 20-foot deep, water-filled pipe late Monday night.

Baton Rouge Coroner William "Beau" Clark, M.D. says the manner of death is an accident and the preliminary cause of death is drowning with hypothermia as a contributing factor.

"It is with great sadness and respect we investigate any unexpected or traumatic death," said Clark. "When our investigation involves the death of a child, it is particularly tragic and we extend our thoughts and condolences to Jassiah's family and friends."

The search that started Saturday came to a tragic end when Jassiah Clark's body was found near his home.

Officials say crews canvassed the area many times after the boy was reported missing, but did not discover his body until late Monday night.

The autopsy results should reveal the exact cause of death.

A candlelight vigil has been planned for Jassiah, tonight at 6 p.m. at 5676 Robertson Ave. in Baton Rouge.

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