Young child in foster care found unresponsive after wandering away from residence

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — Wood County deputies are investigating the death of a three-year old child in foster care.

An emergency call came in about a missing child Monday night.

According to deputies, the child had wandered out the back door of a home along Happy Valley Road in Parkersburg. The child was discovered unresponsive shortly after that near a dock in the water and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Deputies said CPS is involved in the case.

Names have not been released.

Members of the Eastwood and Mineral Wells volunteer fire departments assisted with the search.

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