9-year-old girl found dead in retention pond, police say

Police believe girl accidentally drowned

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – A 9-year-old girl who was believed to be missing was found dead in a retention pond Sunday morning, Kissimmee police said.

Officers said they were called to the Chelsea Square Apartments on Avon Boulevard about a missing girl with autism.

The girl was later found unresponsive in a retention pond inside the complex, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the investigation is ongoing, but officers believe she accidentally drowned.

No other details were available. Stay with News 6 and ClickOrlando.com for updates on this developing story.

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