Missing 3-year-old girl found dead in pond

June 24, 2019 12:04 PM

ONTARIO, N.Y. (WHEC) — State police are investigating after a missing 3-year-old girl was found dead in a pond hours after she disappeared in Wayne County.

Troopers located the body of Zyvette Marquez-Rivera about 11:45 p.m. Sunday at Casey Park in Ontario. She was last seen at the park around 7 p.m. The girl had been out at the park with family, playing with other kids when at some point her mother couldn't find her. 


Troopers brought in a drone, chopper and dive team to search for her. The divers eventually found Marquez-Rivera in about 5 feet of water, 30 feet off the shore.

Her body was taken to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

Troopers would not say if the girl was being watched, but witnesses told police they saw the girl in the swimming area.

Swimming is only allowed when lifeguards are on duty. Casey Park doesn't open its swimming season until this coming weekend.

Anyone with information is asked to call state police at 585-398-4100 or 911.


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