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Child found dead in Fruitland Park backyard

Channel 9 learned Wednesday a child was found dead inside of a hole that sits above a septic tank in Fruitland Park. (WFTV)
Channel 9 learned Wednesday a child was found dead inside of a hole that sits above a septic tank in Fruitland Park. (WFTV)
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Updated: 2/05 4:01 pm
FRUITLAND PARK, Fla. (WFTV) -- Channel 9 learned Wednesday a child was found dead inside of a hole that sits above a septic tank in Fruitland Park.

The accident happened Wednesday afternoon at a residence on Jewell Street.

Several families were at the home, helping the residents move out, when one person noticed the child was missing. Family members called 911 and police arrived on the scene and later found the child dead in the hole.

The name of the child has not yet been released.

Stay with WFTV.com and tune in to Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. for continuous updates.
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