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Mother, boyfriend were high on meth when 3-year-old fell into Virginia river and died: police

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 3-year-old Josie Burleson fell into The New  river in Wythe County, Va and died Tuesday
Kimberly Moore and her boyfriend Adrian Puckett were both high on meth when her daughter Josie died on Tuesday
Moore and Puckett were arrested on felony charges of child neglect with reckless disregard for life and child endangerment
Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues – sheriff

The parents of a 3-year-old girl whose body was found in a river this week were high on meth when she fell into the water, authorities in Wythe County,Virginia said this week.

Josie Burleson was reported missing about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night after her parents said she was playing outside and wandered off, according to a news release by the Wythe County Sheriff’s Office.
Josie Burleson was found dead in the New River just after 1 a.m. Wednesday after authorities say her mother, Kimberly Moore, and boyfriend, Adrian Puckett, reported her missing.
Moore and Puckett told authorities that Burleson was playing near the New River trail outside of their rental property on Rocky Road when she wandered off.

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Josie Burleson was just 3 years old when she wandered off and drowned while her mother and the boyfriend  were high on meth

A team of over 100 people from multiple agencies searched the area near the New River in Barren Springs for more than five hours and eventually found the girl’s body in the water, authorities said.
County, Sheriff Keith Dunagan told WSLS-TV that the mother and her boyfriend were under the influence of methamphetamine when they lost sight of their child.

“I believe that the child would be alive today if the adults that were supposed to be supervising weren’t high,” he said.

Kimberly Moore, who has a past history of felonies and her boyfriend, Adrian Puckett were arrested on felony charges of child neglect with reckless disregard for life and child endangerment. The sheriff’s office said additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.
Moore has previous felony charges for grand larceny and possession of a controlled substance.
“In this case, the parents of the child didn’t pay attention and now they lost their child. The reason they weren’t paying attention is because they were under the influence of methamphetamine,” said Dunagan. “That’s why this child is deceased now.”
“I believe that the child would be alive today if the adults that were supposed to be supervising her weren’t high,” said Dunagan.
Dunagan was unsure if Puckett is Burleson’s father.

 

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