Child drowned in apartment pool

The child that was found dead in a pool at the Quarters Apartments located in Gulfport has been identified as 13-year-old Ashton Cole.

According to Gulfport police, Cole was reported missing from home while officers were looking for family. Officers found the body of the boy when they responded to a welfare check at the apartment complex around 7 p.m. Sunday after a witness stated that a child’s bike and clothes were near a fenced swimming pool.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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