UNION, Mo. (AP)– An eastern Missouri prosecutor continues to look into the death of a 2-year-old girl who drowned in a neighbor’s inflatable pool.

Authorities say Payton Craig and her brother were reported missing about 8:15 a.m. Sunday from their home in Union, about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis. Their mother’s boyfriend had been watching them while the mother was at work.

The mother came home to join the search. She and her boyfriend found the boy, then found Payton submerged in about 18 inches of water in the pool.

She was taken to a hospital in Washington, Mo., where she was pronounced dead. The Franklin County prosecutor’s office continues to investigate.

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