7-year-old dies after she was found in Baldwin Borough pool

July 24, 2018

Allegheny County police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 7-year-old girl who died after she was found in a pool in Baldwin Borough on Thursday evening, according to county spokeswoman Amie Downs.

Jessica Basnet of Baldwin was found in a pool in the 5000 block of Elmwood Drive about 8 p.m. Thursday, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office. She died at a hospital just before 9 p.m.

“They left her unattended for about 15 minutes, came back and found her in the pool,” Baldwin Borough police Chief Michael Scott said. “An off-duty Upper St. Clair officer gave her CPR.”

The cause and manner of death have not yet been released.

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