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Two five-year-old girls drowned in a backyard pool after one of the girls’ grandmother, responsible for looking after them, allegedly chatted on a phone indoors.
The girls, identified as Mia Penoyer and Sophia Juarez, died in the pool at the Dallas home between 2 and 2.45pm on Sunday, police said.
Mia could not swim at all while Sophia was able to swim two lengths of the pool, according to police.
The fact that it was a rainy afternoon and that both girls were fully clothed when they were found has led police to determine that the girls had not set out to go swimming.
However, it is not clear exactly how the incident unfolded.
Mia was visiting her grandmother, a live-in housekeeper for the Juarez family, who was in charge of looking after the two girls but was distract
In: Regional News
Tags: Children, drown, family, pool, while, sitter, chats, on, phone, tragic
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States (load item map)
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