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Mother of 2-year-old boy found dead in apartment complex pool arrested

Published: Sep. 6, 2021 at 7:51 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 7, 2021 at 12:15 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The mother of a 2-year-old boy that was found dead in an apartment complex on Monday, Sept. 6 has been arrested.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office stated that Kiarra Holmes, 30, has been charged with negligent homicide and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish prison.

On Monday officials searched for the toddler, but ended tragically that evening.

Deputies said the two-year-old boy was found drowned in the pool of The Reserve at White Oak apartment complex on South Harrells Ferry Road on Monday, Sept. 6.

“This is such a tragic loss of an innocent baby,” Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said. “Our deputies and many others searched for hours, and we were so hopeful that he was safe somewhere. This outcome is heartbreaking. My prayers go out to family, friends and all those that loved him.”

The case is still under investigation.

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