Incident at 7606 Ashmole Lane
July 26, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the drowning of a child at 7606 Ashmole Lane
about 3:30 p.m. on Monday (July 25).
The victim is identified as 18-month-old Adriana
Hernandez of 7606 Ashmole Lane. An autopsy by the Harris County
Medical Examiner's office is pending.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. H. Roberts
and Officer C. Y. Park reported:
The victim's mother noticed that the child was
missing about 3:30 p.m. and began to search for her with the assistance
of a housekeeper. The mother discovered her child outside in the
backyard of the residence inside a child's inflatable pool that
was filled with water. Several City of Houston employees who were
across the street ran to assist the victim who was unconscious
and not breathing. They performed CPR until paramedics arrived.
Adriana Hernandez was transported to Memorial
Hermann Northwest Hospital where she later died.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.