LUGOFF, S.C. — A two-year-old South Carolina boy who wandered away from his grandmother’s apartment was found dead in a creek Saturday evening.
While the child’s grandmother was in another room braiding her granddaughter’s hair, Neko Jacob Clark wandered away from the apartment, walked down a hill and drowned in a nearby creek, The State reports.
Officials say the child was reported missing around 4 p.m. and his body was discovered by a bloodhound around 7:15 p.m.
“The creek has a swift current right now,” said coroner David West.
An autopsy is set to be performed on Monday.
The investigation is ongoing.