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Vermont woman drowns child and herself

Police are still looking for the other child
April 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
olice in Vermont say a mother drowned herself and her 6-year-old daughter Saturday in a brook. Police say the mother, Nicole Waring, had been reported missing after disappearing from her parents' home with her two daughters.

Police then spotted the woman and her 6-year-old, Dakota, at the edge of the brook, about 100 yards away from the parents' home.

Officials say Waring waded into the water with the child and stayed out of the reach of a police officer who was trying to rescue them.

Waring and the child were then swept downstream.

Police say it was a "deliberate action," but have stopped short of calling it a suicide.

The bodies of Waring and the 6-year-old have been recovered. Officials are now searching for Warning's other daughter, 2-and-a-half-year-old Grace.


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