Weathersfield police suspect no foul play in girl’s death
The Weathersfield Police Department has confirmed that 2-year-old Marina N. Baugher died Tuesday afternoon in St. Joseph Health Center after her mother found her unresponsive in a swimming pool on Emerson Avenue.
Capt. Mike Naples Jr., said Baugher and her mother, Maria Reynolds, of Morningside Drive in Hubbard, had gone to 1359 Emerson, the child’s grandparents’ house, to pick something up.
Nobody else was home at the time, and the mother started looking for the child, didn’t see her anywhere and found her in the swimming pool without a pulse.
Reynolds administered CPR as well as two neighbors who came over to help. Then officers with the Weathersfield Police Department and ambulance personnel from Lane’s Ambulance took over the child’s care, Naples said.
A neighbor made the 911 call regarding the drowning at 12:52 p.m.
“There doesn’t appear to be any foul play, but we still have to look into a few things,” Naples said.
Reynolds posted the following comment on her Facebook page Tuesday evening: “My heart is empty. I don’t know how to feel right now. Mommy loves you Marina Nicole. You’re in a better place and mommy is so sorry. I’m so lucky to have you as my little angel now. We all have to stay strong, that’s what peanut would want Rest in peace Marina Nicole Baugher. You will never be forgotten baby girl. Mommy loves you!!!!!!”
Emerson Avenue is just south of Deforest Road and near North Road in the Heaton-Chute neighborhood.