Miss. girl’s body found after flood

Photo credit: WJTV
Photo credit: WJTV

YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) – Recovery crews have found the body of a 9-year-old Yazoo City girl, who authorities say was swept away by flash flood waters.

Emergency Management Directory Joey Ward said Patrauna Ward’s body was located, retrieved and identified about 7 p.m. Monday. He says the child’s mother positively identified her. He says the preliminary cause of death is drowning.

Her body was discovered in a drainage canal on 7th Street about 7 p.m., not far from where she lived and was last seen. Earlier Ward said the girl’s sister saw her being carried away by the current about 7 p.m. Sunday. A neighbor saw her wash into a culvert.

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