The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office has arrested the mother of a 7-year-old girl who drowned at an apartment complex pool early Thursday evening. The woman, 27-year-old Eve Gbeugre, was arrested on suspicion of Child Abuse Resulting in Death. Investigators believe the child was able to gain access to the pool area when she was left alone in the residence for an undisclosed amount of time.
At about 6:06 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, deputies were called to 8828 E. Florida Ave. on a report of a possible drowning. The caller indicated they had found the child unresponsive in the pool. After pulling the child from the pool, they called 911 and began CPR.
On their arrival, deputies took over efforts to resuscitate the child and those efforts were continued by rescue personnel. The child was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced deceased.
The investigation is ongoing.