June 29-- A grandmother and her granddaughter were found drowned in a family pond in south Toombs County about noon Thursday.
Toombs County Sheriff Junior Kight reports 52-year-old Sharon Fletcher and her four-year-old grandchild, Bailey Grace Scott, were discovered in the woman's submerged SUV by Randy Fletcher, the dead woman's ex-husband and grandfather of the little girl.
Officials say the two had been visiting at Randy Fletcher's home Wednesday night and had left to return to the woman's nearby mobile home on a dirt trail that borders the pond. The homes are located about a mile east of Highway 15 south across from Center Hill Trailer Park.
Sheriff Kight believes she accidentally drove into the pond sometime around midnight. He says her ex-husband went to check on her when he could not contact her Thursday morning and saw the vehicle in the pond.
Danny Graham, Jr., the boyfriend of the dead girl's mother, Ashley Fletcher, went in the pond and removed the bodies from the vehicle.
Sheriff Kight says the preliminary investigation concludes the deaths were accidental and that autopsies will be conducted. The GBI is assisting the Toombs County Sheriff's Office with the investigation.