The death of a one-year-old Neoga girl is being investigated. Authorities say the girl drowned in a bathtub on Thursday, August 27.
One-year-old Arianna R. McNeal was brought by ambulance to the emergency room at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. Sshe was pronounced dead that night at 9:41pm. McNeal had been at a babysitter’s house.
Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said the drowning in the bathtub appears to have been an accident, but the Illinois State Police is investigating as a precaution. Schniers said he is waiting on the final laboratory results from the autopsy before he declares an official cause of death.