A 2-year-old Georgia girl was found dead after climbing inside a dryer, authorities said.
Officials from the Brantley County Sheriff’s Office told WTLV that the unidentified toddler was discovered Sunday at a trailer park in Waycross, a town of about 14,000 that is 120 miles southwest of Savannah.
The case has since been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, the station reports.
The agency said a medical examiner found that the girl died of hyperthermia, WJXT reports. A family friend confirmed to the station that the toddler was found dead inside the appliance.
“It’s just an awful tragedy,” neighbor David Williams told WJXT. “She’s a good girl. She’s a good mom, takes care of her kid, goes to work. She does the right thing. For something like this to happen in our neighborhood is just awful.”
“The child was found in the drawer below the dryer,” a GBI spokeswoman told The Post on Friday. “At this time there [has] been no arrest. We will complete our investigation and provide it to the District Attorney’s Office for their review.”
An investigation into the girl’s death is ongoing.
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