Investigation underway after missing 3-year-old girl found dead in Mo. pond; foul play not suspected

Investigation underway after missing 3-year-old girl found dead in Mo. pond; foul play not suspected
Vivian was found dead in a pond near her home on Oakview Lane. (Source: Mountain Grove Fire Dept.)

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (KFVS) - Authorities in Mountain Grove, Missouri have ended the search for a missing 3-year-old girl.

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Troop G, officials said the toddler was found dead on Wednesday, Aug. 28 just before 9 a.m.

Vivian was found dead in a pond near her home on Oakview Lane. A marine enforcement trooper found her body.

Officials said she walked away from the home around 5:30 Tuesday night.

Around 200 people spent Tuesday night searching for the toddler.

Early Wednesday morning, the Mountain Grove Fire Department said they were using specialized dogs to help find Vivian.

They took to social media to post about the tragedy.

KYTV reported investigators do not suspect foul play.

An investigation is underway by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control, the Mountain Grove Police Department, and the Wright County Sheriff’s Department.

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