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Death of Child Under Investigation


On August 27, 2014 the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 10710 Jenkins Circle, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee on a report of a three year old male having drowned in the bath tub. Deputies arrived on scene and immediately took over C.P.R. until Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services arrived, who then took over the life saving efforts.

The child, identified as Dakota James Arndt, was transported to Children’s Hospital where he was placed in intensive care. Detectives were notified today August 29, 2014, the child had been pronounced brain dead.

Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division along with Child Protective Services are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the child’s death.

Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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