Owen County toddler found in homemade pond dies

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A toddler in Owen County died after being found in a homemade pond.

A woman called 911 because her child was missing from her home on Little Flock Road in Spencer. Officers from the Owen County Sheriff's Department and Spencer Police Department and crews from the Owen County EMS and Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department began searching for the one-and-a-half-year-old child.

Minutes later, the child was found by a neighbor in a nine-foot by 13-foot "frog pond." The child was taken to Bloomington Hospital, where it was pronounced deceased.

The Owen County Sheriff's Department is conducting an investigation into the child's death.