On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at approximately 19:25 hours officers with the Webb City Police Department were dispatched to 1321 West Fifth Street in Webb City, Missouri in reference to an unresponsive eight-year-old female, later identified as Mariah Martinez from Webb City.
On Thursday, May 24, 2018, detectives with the Webb City Police Department attended Mariah’s autopsy in Kansas City. The autopsy concluded that Mariah died from an accidental drowning with no signs of trauma. Our condolences go out to Mariah’s family, friends and classmates.
We’d like to take this opportunity to encourage adults to make the time to talk with their children, grandchildren, etc. about safety around water.