Body of little girl recovered after being thrown into river, mother in custody

Body of little girl recovered after being thrown into river, mother in custody

News Staff

Tampa police divers recovered the body of a girl believed to be 4-years-old who was thrown into the Hillsborough River on Thursday.

According to Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan, police received a call about a woman who had possibly thrown a child into the river near Rome Avenue and Aileen Street.

The dive team responded immediately.

The body of the little girl was discovered 75 feet offshore around 4:30 p.m.

The child was pronounced dead at a hospital.

It is believed a woman threw her daughter into the river.

That woman is in custody.