Body of 9-year-old boy found in Simpson County pond

Body of 9-year-old boy found in Simpson County pond
(Source: KAIT-TV)

SIMPSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - The body of a 9-year-old boy was found in a pond in southern Simpson County.

Sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks pulled the boy’s body from the pond around 8 a.m. Monday.

Officials say the cause of death appears to be drowning.

The child’s body has been taken to the state crime lab for an autopsy.

We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

Copyright 2019 WLBT. All rights reserved.