Thursday, November 4, 2004
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Clayton News Daily
By Ed Brock
No charges are expected to be filed in the drowning death of an 18-month-old Lovejoy boy.
Miguel Guzman and 13-month-old Alex Ramirez fell into a pond at LaCosta at Lovejoy mobile home park Tuesday afternoon around 2 p.m. Guzman was taken to Henry County Medical Center but was later pronounced dead.
Ramirez was flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston where he was in good condition on Wednesday.
The boys' mothers', 21-year-old Maria Guzman and Ramirez's mother 20-year-old Oralia Samaniego, told police they hadn't realized that the children had gone outside of the trailer on Lake Haven Drive before the incident, Clayton County Police Capt. Jeff Turner said. Around 1:30 p.m. a 10-year-old girl who was walking her dog saw the boys and put them back on the porch of the trailer.
When Guzman and Samaniego noticed the boys were missing around 2 p.m. they found them floating in the pond.
On Wednesday morning Turner said he did not expect charges to be filed in the case.
The owner of LaCosta, Clayton County Commissioner Charley Griswell, said he didn't want to talk about the drowning or whatever precautions the park might take to secure the lake.
"I'm still shook up about it and the people down here are still shook up about it," Griswell said.