Atlanta police investigating circumstances surrounding drowning of 10-year-old girl

Police are investigating a drowning at a southwest Atlanta apartment complex.

Atlanta police said on Saturday around 7:50 p.m., officers received reports of a person down at the Park at the Marketplace Apartments on Princeton Lakes Parkway SW.

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When officers arrived, they found witnesses rendering CPR on a 10-year-old girl.

The victim was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.


The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 10-year-old Leari Chestnut.

According to the investigation, Chestnut appeared to have drowned in the apartment complex swimming pool.

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to her death.

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